This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program.
This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. The primary aim is to provide a 5th year of supervised practice and structured learning to prepare candidates for a final year of supervised internship in the field of psychological practice, prior to applying for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
The Master of Professional Psychology provides one year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology that:
Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, workshops, skills training, on-line and supervised work-based practicums, both at the University's Northfields Psychology Clinic and at external placements. The emphasis is on skills training and includes demonstration sessions, audio-visual recording of assessment and therapy, case presentations, role-play activities and feedback and reflection.
Students accepted into the course must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited sequence in psychology within the previous 10 years, and be eligible for registration with the PBA as a provisional psychologist.
Places in this course are limited. Entry is competitive and is based on academic merit and personal suitability.