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 and 6th year of supervised practice and structured learning to meet the requirements for general registration as a psychologist, and to prepare for entry into a registrar program leading to an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology, with the Psychology Board of Australia.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides a comprehensive program of study of the professional practice of psychology including assessment, intervention, communication and ethics. It also provides specialised training and supervised practice in the assessment and intervention skills of clinical psychologists. Supervised research is also undertaken over the two years of study. .
What you will study
The program includes subjects in clinical assessment and interventions, psychotherapy and research. Students are also required to complete a research project - facilitated by structured research subjects - in each of the two years of the program.
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 must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an Honours degree of at least Class II Division 1 (or equivalent 4th year qualification) to be a successful candidate for the Clinical Psychology Program.
For information on how to apply, please visit the Application Information for Postgraduate Training in Clinical Psychology webpage. Here you will find step by step instructions and additional supporting documentation required to complete your application.