*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment. This Handbook entry is for currently enrolled candidates only as this course is no longer accepting enrolments. If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate studies in Clinical Neuropsychology, please take a look at our Master’s by coursework program, our Master's by research program or PhD program. The Professional Doctorate degree consists of coursework (up to one third of the degree) and research (two thirds). The research component requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination.
Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have developed a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of your field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to your profession. The thesis must be located within existing published research and involve a clear rationale and an appropriate method. Data are to be formally and systematically analysed and a critique made of the results. The study must make a substantial contribution to the discipline and profession of counselling psychology. These theses may take a number of forms, including the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, the design and evaluation of clinical interventions, and the theoretical and empirical analysis of professional psychological practice. Both positivist and post-positivist models of conducting research are acceptable.