Child Life

Program Overview

The Master’s of Clinical Psychology (Child life track) is a program in collaboration with Abdulrahman Oasis Foundation. The program will educate, prepare, and empower future child life specialists of the highest caliber by educating future clinical child life professionals with the competencies, skills, and practice required to provide evidence-based, developmentally, and psychologically appropriate interventions and clinical child life services that meet the emotional, developmental, and cultural needs of pediatric patients and their families undergoing healthcare encounters or hospitalization in hospitals across Saudi Arabia and the world. The Program would be the first program of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. It would add to the array of clinical and psychosocial services currently being provided to pediatric patients and their families in hospitals and or healthcare settings.

Admission Criteria
  1. Bachelor’s degree in the following fields from an accredited university: clinical psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.
  2. A satisfactory scholastic average; a minimum grade average of "very good" in the bachelor’s degree.
  3. IELTS Band Score of at least 5.5
  4. For clinical psychologists, a valid license from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) is required.
  5. 25 hours of work with well children (paid or not paid) with a document from an institution certifying your hours and performance.
  6. Two letters of recommendation.
  7. A written personal statement on:
    • Describe the role of child life. Explain its importance for children and families.
    • Why they are applying to the Child Life Program
    • Why they are interested in becoming a Child Life Specialist.
    • How do they want to contribute to growing this profession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  8. Up to date resume.
  9. Interview with Program Director and/or admission team.
The same study plan is also available in the Graduate Catalogue
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