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The McMaster Psychology Research & Clinical Training (RCT) PhD stream augments the McMaster Psychology graduate program, by providing a subset of Psychology graduate students, who are in good standing in the program, with an opportunity for clinical training. The Psychology RCT stream has as its primary objective to train scientist practitioners skilled in core competencies surrounding the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the provision of psychological services. The training model focuses on scientific inquiry, providing rigorous training in research and the necessary clinical knowledge to become professional providers of psychological services through both in-class learning and experiences in practicum courses. Following completion of the program, it is expected that students will have met the requirements for licensing in Psychology in the Province of Ontario.

CPA Accreditation

The RCT stream has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association through June 2027.