The Psychology Department’s programs are organized to provide services to a broad range of clientele. The largest program is Pediatric Psychology. It focuses on the interactions between the physical and social environment, cognition, behaviour and biology in health and illness. Psychologists provide cutting-edge evaluations and interventions to pediatric inpatients and outpatients and their families that foster health and rehabilitation. The thrust of this program is on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness.
The Preschool Pediatric Psychology Program focuses on pre-school children who have complex physical, medical conditions and associated developmental, behavioural and psychosocial needs that interfere with growth and development. Psychologists in this program are involved with children with autism spectrum disorder, feeding disorders, and pediatric illnesses among others.
The Neuropsychology Program provides state-of-the-art evaluations of children with cerebral lesions as well as illnesses that affect brain function.
Psychologists in the Mental Health Program provide outpatient and inpatient services to children and families struggling with complex behavioural and emotional issues that affect their quality of life.