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Graduate Diploma Requirements

Clinical Behavioural Sciences – Graduate Diploma - Courses will be offered online!

The Clinical Behavioural Sciences (CBS) Program offers Graduate Diploma Degree that is designed to provide registered healthcare professionals working in the mental health field (e.g., nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physicians) an opportunity to enhance their mental health knowledge and clinical skills. This program is not designed to provide individuals with new credentials. The courses were developed for adult learners and have an inter-professional small group approach.

The courses instructors are faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and include experienced clinicians with expertise in providing advanced training to healthcare professionals looking to enhance their clinical skills.

Graduate Diploma is a part-time program that must be completed within 2 years. Students must successfully complete 12 course units (half course = 3 units; full course = 6 units) from any of our course offerings. Successful completion of a course is a minimum grade of B-.

Students must also complete two mandatory training courses offered by the School of Graduate Studies in their first month of study to be eligible to graduate:

  • SGS 101- Academic Research Integrity and Ethics
  • SGS 201- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities ACT

Examples of Graduate Diploma Students’ timeline and courses completed:

  • Specific focus in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Year 1 Fall semester: CBS 720 - Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (3 units) Year 1 Winter semester: CBS 721- Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (3–units) Year 2 Summer/Fall Semester: CBS 722-Consultation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (6-Units) 
  • Example – General Interest Year 1 Fall semester: CBS 708 - Mindfulness Applications for Health Care (3 units) Year 1 Winter semester: CBS 751 - Introduction to Group Facilitation (3 units;) Year 2 Fall semester: CBS 760 - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (3 units) Year 2 Winter semester: CBS 761 - Advanced Motivational Interviewing (3 units)

Inquiries:

Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program
cbs@mcmaster.ca

 

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