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 applicants seeking their PhD in clinical psychology apply to the "Master's" program. In the Canadian system, you are called a "Masters student" your first two years, and then you apply to the PhD program here to become a "PhD student". This is just a formality: we only accept Masters students who intend to, and whom we expect to, transition directly into 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!