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Page 1 of 2 A SUBMISSION TO THE 2009 U OF R STRATEGIC
 

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A SUBMISSION TO THE 2009 U OF R STRATEGIC
PLANNING TEAM FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
As Director of Clinical Training of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Programme in the
Department of Psychology, I would like to take this opportunity to provide input to the Strategic
Planning Committee. My suggestions are divided into three main areas below.
EXPANSION OF THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME
One method of determining strategic direction is to identify examples of past success and build
on these successes. In this regard, I believe that the Clinical Psychology Programme provides
such direction.
Meeting a Need: The Clinical Programme developed out of an identified need for qualified
clinical psychologists in Southern Saskatchewan. With this need in mind, we began offering
graduate courses and partnering with the community to provide clinical experiences to our
graduate students. We then sought to develop our programme further so that we would meet
national standards for doctoral training in clinical psychology. By 2004, we had obtained
national accreditation and it became clear that the program had gone a long way towards
addressing the shortage of clinical psychologists in Southern Saskatchewan. The mental health
needs of our population are being addressed better as a result.
Brief Programme Description: The current mission of the Clinical Psychology Programme at
the University of Regina it to train our students in the scientist-practitioner tradition so that they

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics