Faculty in the clinical area are actively engaged in research, teaching, and clinical practice. All faculty are Registered Psychologists within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their practice and research interests include child, adult, and family psychology. Particular interests include eating disorders, addictions, problem gambling, psychotic disorders, sleep disorders, psychosocial adjustment to family transitions, and health psychology (e.g., psychosocial oncology, multiple sclerosis, obesity).
Prospective graduate students should contact faculty directly to find out if they are considering accepting a graduate student. Clinical faculty work with graduate students in two different degree programs: (1) M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, and (2) Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. When deciding whether to apply for an M.Sc./Ph.D. program or the Psy.D. program, prospective students should keep in mind the following. First, students pursuing an M.Sc. or Ph.D. receive a degree in Experimental Psychology; they do not receive a degree in clinical psychology. Second, only students admitted to the Psy.D. program are eligible to enroll in courses specific to that degree program; students in the Experimental Psychology program are not eligible to take Psy.D. courses. Third, the Psy.D. program, unlike the program in experimental psychology, is specifically designed to prepare students for a career as a clinical psychologist.
The Psy.D. program is based on a scholar-practitioner model and its emphasis is on developing strong and knowledgeable professionals who understand and are educated consumers of research but may not necessarily produce original research as a primary part of their career path.
Greg Harris, R. Psych.
Jacqueline Hesson, R. Psych.