The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy program enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the premier clinical psychology programs in the country.
The program aims to produce graduates with a strong knowledge base in psychopathology, combined with a high level of skill and acumen in culturally responsive assessment and treatment of psychological conditions that can present across the lifespan.
Therapeutic skills are taught primarily within a broad cognitive-behavioural framework within didactic, individual and group-based clinical contexts.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), providing the required sequence of subjects for graduates wishing to attain generalist registration as a psychologist in Australia as well as competency in knowledge and skills relevant to the clinical psychology specialisation.
Graduates should demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to work as clinical psychologists. These includeKnowledge:
Graduates should demonstrate knowledge of the range of settings in which clinical psychologists work. They will demonstrate the ability to consult and collaborate with colleagues, including those from other professions. They should also demonstrate an understanding of ethical principles and reasoning in psychological research and practice, particularly with reference to the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
Direct entry to the first year of this combined program is not available for international or local students for 2021. All local or international students who are currently enrolled in the first year of the single Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) in 2020 may apply to transfer to the combined Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/PhD program for 2021. Applications will open in September 2020 for 2021 entry.
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