Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in my lab and the UBC clinical psychology graduate program!

I am often asked what kind of applicant is the best fit for my lab. My lab is best suited for students with genuine passion and enthusiasm for research. Those who find themselves naturally eager to take leading roles in various research projects will find the lab to be an exciting and supportive home. Of course all students the UBC clinical program receive high-level clinical training; however, my lab is a poor fit for those driven primarily by interest in clinical practice. Also, we are most interested in applicants who have research interests that match well with one or more of the topics we study here in our lab.

One thing that is not obvious to U.S. applicants is that, despite the way that funding and admissions are explained, UBC does not have a terminal master’s program in psychology. Rather, for the typical student applying with a BA/BSc level degree, you are called a “Masters student” your first two years, and then you will apply to the PhD program here to become a “PhD student”. However, this is a formality because we only accept Masters students whom we expect to transition directly into our PhD program (and who intend to continue on to our PhD program).

Please feel free to email me with any questions or simply to express your interest in applying. Although stressful, the graduate school application process is an exciting time, and I'd be happy to hear from you if you're considering my lab!