Clinical Neuropsychology is a track within the Clinical Psychology graduate program at the University of Windsor. Our track takes a life-span approach and ascribes to the scientist-practitioner model. We offer research opportunities and core courses in child neuropsychology, adult neuropsychology, and cognitive neuropsychology, as well advanced courses in neurodevelopmental disabilities, rehabilitation, neuropsychology of aging, and professional practice issues.
Our graduate program involves three major components: research, coursework, and clinical training. Students are expected to begin their research program in their first year. It is recommended that the master's thesis be defended by the end of the second year. After passing the comprehensive examination in the spring of the third year, students should begin their dissertation research. Across their time in the program, students are engaged in designing studies, collecting data, making presentations at national and international professional meetings (most often: National Academy of Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, American Academy for Clinical Neuropsychology, and Society for Neuroscience, as well as some more specialized meetings), submitting manuscripts for publication, and submitting grant and scholarship applications. More information about research areas in Clinical Neuropsychology can be found on individual faculty websites.
The majority, if not all, of required courses are completed in the first three years of the program. Students often take a few additional courses in specialty areas in subsequent years while completing research and practicum requirements. A complete list of courses and practicum sites is available for download on the Requirements page.
Our program offers excellent clinical training opportunities. Students begin their first practicum in the summer following two semesters of courseswork. Once students have completed their master's degree, they are elible to apply for a limited license to practice in Michigan, which gives them access to paid practica in medical settings. Practica are available in school settings, hospital-based neuropsychological clinics, and rehabilitation centres. After students have successfully proposed their dissertation, they are eligible to apply for internship. A list of practicum sites is available for download on the page for current Clinical Neuropsychology students.