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Transitional Equivalency

Students not currently possessing a traditional four-year honours undergraduate degree in Psychology, or those who did not initially choose psychology in university as a part of their career path, have until now faced limited options when it comes to gaining admission to a master’s level graduate degree in psychology that leads to registration with the College of Psychologists as a Psychological Associate.

ADLER’s custom-designed Transitional Equivalency in Psychology provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between current academic qualifications and those required by the Master of Psychology (MPsy) degree. It also ensures coverage of the four pillars of psychology that are required by the Ontario College of Psychologists (Biological, Cognitive-Affective, Social Bases of Behaviour and the Psychology of the Individual), along with the necessary knowledge surrounding statistics and research methods.

For more information on the College of Psychologist’s undergraduate as well as graduate educational requirements for the professional designation of Psychological Associate, visit www.cpo.on.ca

Interested students are required to fully complete an application for the Master of Psychology Degree.

Conditional acceptance will be offered to those who meet basic program requirements, including an undergraduate degree with a B average. Admitted students then complete the Transitional Equivalency program to gain full admission to the MPsy Degree program.

For Transitional Equivalency, each student’s individual requirements are assessed, and a study plan is created. The student works with the Director of the Transitional Equivalency program on an individual and/or small class basis to complete their required course(s).

Transitional Equivalency classes are usually held on Monday & Thursday evenings, 6 pm to 9 pm, throughout the year. It may take anywhere from 2 to 18 months, depending on the student’s individual schedule, as well as the number of courses required for completion. Note: All TEQ courses will remain virtual (over Zoom) for the Summer 2022 Trimester.

At the beginning of the Transitional Equivalency students are required to complete GP-100: Thriving in Graduate School

To apply for the Transitional Equivalency, you must have:

 A minimum 3-year undergraduate degree with a B average.

TEQ Faculty

Adam Lodzinski

Adam Lodzinski

Director of Transitional Equivalency Program

Joyce Lai

Joyce Lai

Faculty Member
Cydney Lebovitz

Cydney Lebovitz

TEQ instructor
Angela D'Unian

Angela D'Unian

TEQ instructor
  • Adam Lodzinski
  • Joyce Lai
  • Cydney Lebovitz
  • Angela D'Unian
  • Adam Lodzinski

    Director of Transitional Equivalency Program & Faculty Member
    Courses Taught: Transitional Equivalency (TQ); GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School; RC-574 Quantitative Analysis I; RC-575 Quantitative Analysis II


    Dr. Lodzinski is a nationally recognized expert in the application of psychology to human service program development. Passionate about the application of psychology to real-world problems, in his 20+ year career he has contributed to many fields including learning disabilities; adult literacy; child, youth as well as adult mental health; child protection, addiction treatment; family violence prevention; career development; youth employment; youth and adult justice services; community health promotion; family and child services; and early childhood education. He has worked with health and human service organizations throughout Canada on varied projects including program designs, program evaluations and organizational reviews. Well over 5,000 helping professionals working in hundreds of organizations - as well as many First Nations - have attended one or more of his workshops. His private practice currently focuses on providing services in career transition as well as conflict resolution.
  • Joyce Lai

    Faculty member
    Dr. Joyce Lai is passionate about helping individuals build greater confidence, develop stronger interpersonal relationships, and make more meaningful contributions in their careers, personal lives, and social communities. With a unique background in business, coaching and psychology, she specializes in both industrial & organizational (business) psychology and clinical (mental health) psychology. She takes a holistic approach of using various assessment tools and integrative therapeutic techniques (i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Adlerian Therapy, and hypnotherapy) to address client’s specific objectives, needs, and concerns. Joyce is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She holds a doctorate degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology (PSP), a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School, and a bachelor’s degree, majoring in both Actuarial Science and Psychology, from the University of Toronto. She has also completed the Core Co-Active Coaching program from the Coaching Training Institute (CTI) and holds a master’s certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
  • Cydney Lebovitz

    Cydney Lebovitz is a former graduate of the M.Psy program at Adler who currently works in the fields of psychological assessment and psychotherapy. She co-teaches TQ-101 and leads indoor cycling and pilates classes in her spare time. Cydney's background in sport lends to her interest in the connection between the psychological and the physiological. "Life is Movement", one of Adler's famous quotes is her mantra and a love of learning is her passion.
  • Angela D'Unian

    Angela D'Unian is a former graduate of the M.Psy. program. She co-teaches TQ-101 Introduction to Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. She is a registered psychotherapist (RP) offering individual therapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors for a wide variety of concerns. Angela is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and Brainspotting. As an instructor, she committed to connecting with students and offering support as they begin the journey of becoming a therapist.
  • Adam Lodzinski
  • Joyce Lai
  • Cydney Lebovitz
  • Angela D'Unian