Psychology 9380

Clinical Psychology Proseminar

This proseminar course consists of a series of workshops, brownbags and two clinical program meetings (1 in the fall and 1 in the spring). Typically, there are two workshops and six brownbags per year. Presentations focus on various clinically relevant topics, and are made by adjunct clinical faculty, core faculty, or other guest speakers. Workshops are typically a half-day or day-long each providing in-depth coverage of a specific topic of interest to clinical students. The proseminar series is a requirement of the clinical program, with all students (except those applying for, completed or on internship) expected to attend all of the events that are part of the proseminar series. This course is limited to clinical students. Zero weighted course; three terms.

Dr. David Dozois, Clinical Program Director, Room 313E, Westminster Hall Email:
Tel: 661-2111 x. 84678

Please contact Dr. Dozois if you have any questions about the Proseminar course.

The proseminar series is a requirement of the clinical program, with all students (except those applying for, currently on internship or completed their internship) expected to attend all of the events that form part of the proseminar series. In keeping with the self-regulation and self-reporting components of professional training in clinical psychology, students are required to keep a record of their own attendance at each event (using the form provided for this course). This completed form will be presented to the course coordinator for review and signature at the end of the first term (Fall 2019) and then during the Summer Term 2020. Students should retain a copy of their completed and signed forms, as this record of presenters and topics will be useful in the future (i.e., when you are asked to provide details of your clinical training for registration, etc.).

It is expected that students will display a high degree of professionalism in the accuracy of their recording. As one illustration, you should only log an event (and thus receive credit) if you attended the entire event (i.e., it is not professional to leave an event part way through and then claim credit). Please note that any breaches of accuracy in the self-reporting of attendance are of serious concern in terms of professional development and training, and may thus be viewed by the clinical program as a scholastic offence. Accordingly, please ensure that you are completely accurate in your recording throughout the year. The course coordinator may review attendance and the attendance form with the

student at any time during the course. The course coordinator may also arrange, on occasion, to have an attendance sheet circulated and signed during a given event. If you have any questions concerning attendance at proseminar events, contact the course coordinator.

It is expected that students will fully attend, at a minimum, at least 80% of all of the events that comprise Psychology 9380. Thus, for example, if there are 10 events in a given year (6 brownbags, 2 workshops, 1 fall annual meeting, 1 Spring Retreat); students must attend at least 8 events in order to receive course credit. Credit will be noted by indicating “Pass” on the transcript, for Psych 9380 Clinical Psychology Proseminar 2019-20.


Please Note: This schedule will be updated on a periodic basis by the course coordinator, as the various events are finalized for each term. A copy of each updated schedule will be sent by email to all students enrolled in the course, and also posted on the Clinical Psychology Program website (see information for Current Students – Clinical Psychology Brownbags and Workshops). Special thanks to the members (and former members) of CSAC (Jennifer Gillies, Dan Machado, Adam Newton, Mary Ritchie, Matt Vandermeer, Deanne Walker, Caroline Mantei) for their work in organizing this year’s series of brownbags and workshops.



1. September 19, 2019: Dr. Dilys Haner, London Family Court Clinic – “Text-Based Communication”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00 pm

2. October 24, 2019: Dr. Bonnie Purcell, London Health Sciences Centre – “Working with Geriatric Populations in Clinical Practice” ; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00 pm

3. November 7, 2019: Dr. Patricia Jordan, Child and Parent Resource Institute – “Indicators of Trauma”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00 pm

4. December 12, 2019 (9-4 pm): Dr. Carey Ann DeOliveira, Private Practice – “Emotion- Focused Therapy”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F. (Note: This date is tentative).

Annual Fall Meeting
5. Meeting and Reception: Westminster Hall, Room 20E
Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Please reserve from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm)



1. January 9, 2020: Ms. Heather Fredin – “Suicide Postvention”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00

2. February 2020: (Date TBA) Dr. Devita Singh, Private Practice – “Transgender Clients and Gender Dysphoria”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00

3. March 12, 2020: Dr. Lindsay Forbes, Dr. Forbes & Associates – “Learning Disabilities”; Westminster Hall, Room 20F, 12:00-1:00

4. April 9, 2020 (9:00-12:00 pm): Drs. Naomi Wiesenthal and Jared French, Western Psychological Services – “Brief therapy and Single Sessions”; Westminster Hall, Room 36

Spring Annual Retreat
5. May 2020: TBA