Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology

2007-2012 Mean Scores and Successful Pass Rate for Canadian Clinical Psychology PhD Programs 

Of the 23 University of Saskatchewan clinical psychology program PhD graduates who wrote the EPPP in 2007-2012, overall 95.56% received a passing score (minimum 70% required to pass). The unweighted mean passing rate for Canadian clinical psychology doctoral programs during this time period was 93.92%. The breakdown by specific content area, followed by a table with descriptions of each area, are each provided below. As seen in the table below, U of S graduates on average received a passing grade in each of the eight content areas. 

University of   Saskatchewan 2007-2012 Clinical Psychology Program PhD Graduates: Performance by Content Area

Content Area

Percent Correct by Content Area

Biological bases of behavior

73.66

Cognitive-affective bases of behavior

77.76

Social and cultural bases of behavior

72.51

Growth and lifespan development

74.62

Assessment and diagnosis

71.50

Treatment and intervention

79.40

Research methods and statistics

74.99

Ethical/legal/professional issues

79.73

 

 

 

Content Outline of the EPPP for Administrations from August 1, 2011 Forward

 

 

Content area

% of exam

01

Biological   Bases of Behavior–– Knowledge of (a) biological and neural bases of   behavior, (b) psychopharmacology, and (c) methodologies supporting this body   of knowledge

12

02

Cognitive   Affective Bases of Behavior—knowledge of (a) cognition, (b) theories and   empirical bases of learning, memory, motivation, affect, emotion, and executive   function, and (c) factors that influence cognitive performance and/or   emotional experience and their interaction

13

03

Social and Cultural   Bases of Behavior—knowledge of (a) interpersonal, intrapersonal,   intergroup, and intragroup processes and dynamics, (b) theories of   personality, and (c) diversity issues

12

04

Growth and Lifespan   Development—knowledge of (a) development across the full lifespan, (b)   atypical patterns of development, and (c) the protective and risk factors   that influence developmental trajectories of individuals

12

05

Assessment and   Diagnosis—knowledge of (a) psychometrics, (b) assessment models and   instruments, (c) assessment methods for initial status of change by   individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations/systems, and (d)   diagnostic classification systems and their limitations

14

06

Treatment,   Intervention, Prevention, and Supervision—knowledge of (a) individual,   couple, family, group, organizational, or community interventions for   specific problems/disorders, (b) intervention and prevention theories, (c)   best practices and practice guidelines, (d) consultation and supervision   models, and (e) evidence supporting efficacy and effectiveness of   interventions

14

07

Research Methods   and Statistics—knowledge of (a) research design, methodology, and program   evaluation, (b) instrument selection and validation, (c) statistical models,   assumptions, and procedures, and (d) dissemination methods

8

08

Ethical/Legal/Professional   Issues—knowledge of (a) codes of ethics, (b) professional standards for   practice,(c) legal mandates and restrictions, (d) guidelines for ethical   decision making, and (e) professional training and supervision

15

 *Table recreated from Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards 2012 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program