McMaster University

McMaster University

Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program

Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program (CBS)


Welcome to the Clicinal Behavioural Sciences (CBS) Program!

The Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program is a McMaster University, Health Sciences, Graduate Diploma Program.

The courses instructors are Faculty from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. The Faculty are experienced clinicians with expertise in providing advanced training to professionals looking to enhance their skills.

The program is designed for professionals who are working in the health services field. Courses are developed for adult learners and have an interprofessional small group approach. The emphasis of the program is not on new credentials or accreditation but on enhanced knowledge and skills.

The Program consists of formal teaching and clinical supervision in a number of course areas. Students from a variety of professional backgrounds, agencies, and hospitals study in the Program, attending classes on a part-time basis while they continue in their usual employment.

Students may choose to apply as a post degree student to complete a selected course, or diploma completion.

New courses continue to be developed to meet the needs and demands of our students. Take a moment to browse through our website to see what our program can offer you!

Course Offerings

Mission Statement

  • We enhance expertise of health related services provided to individuals, community organizations and the community.
  • We provide an innovative, collaborative, specialized and shared educational experience in a supportive atmosphere for our learners.
  • We offer to our learners a distinctive, diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum that enriches and benefits their professional, personal and career goals.
  • We value and acknowledge the dedication and expertise of our members in developing and delivering creative and important curriculum.
  • We help our partners to pursue their vision

Program Learning Outcomes

When students graduate with a Graduate Diploma from the CBS Program they will have developed:

Therapeutic Skills

  • Select appropriate therapeutic modalities
  • Communicate empathically and effectively with clients

Theoretical Knowledge

  • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge

Self Awareness

  • Select appropriate therapeutic modalities

Professional Problem Solving Skills

  • Learn and develop as competent, knowledgeable, and self directed professionals
  • Solve problems in a variety of therapeutic and professional settings

Inter-professional Communication

  • Communicate effectively as a member of an inter-professional team


  • Ethically appraise, integrate and apply knowledge of current evidence based therapies
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