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Psychologist licensing and education in Canada

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Psychologists are trained in the science of behaviours and the mind. They may focus on research and academic study, or practice with patients in the field providing counselling therapy. They can diagnose mental disorders but they cannot prescribe medication.

Psychologist licensing and education in Ontario

Ontario psychologists must hold a PhD from an accredited institution and be registered with The College of Psychologists of Ontario. Eligibility for registration includes four years of a pre-doctoral practica (a residency) and one year of post-doctoral supervised practice.

A “psychological associate” requires a master’s degree.

Psychologist licensing and education in British Columbia

Psychologists in British Columbia must complete an accredited doctoral program (PhD) to be eligible to register with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Eligibility for registration includes 600 hours of practice and a 1,600 hour pre-doctoral internship.

A “psychological associate” requires a master’s degree.

Psychologist licensing and education in Alberta

Alberta psychologists can practice with a master’s or PhD and complete 1,600 hours of a post-master’s supervised practice to be eligible to register with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

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