The course aims to prepare graduates for professional work in a wide variety of mental health care facilities. It provides students with theoretical knowledge and research and clinical skills leading to professional registration. Experience is provided in both adult and child settings.Learning outcomesOn completion of their degree, students will have developed extensive knowledge in the range of skills of relevance to Clinical Psychology and will be eligible for membership of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.
Applicants must hold an approved honours degree of first or upper second class standard in the field of psychology, or qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty Board. Applicants also should note that certain undergraduate topics may be required before acceptance.
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a 72-unit program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Master of Psychology (Clinical), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, comprising 36 units of coursework, 18 units of supervised practicum and an 18-unit research project.
Students normally complete the following program.
However, not all topics are necessarily available in a given year and other options may be offered.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in more than 6 units of the first 18 units of coursework or in 12 or more units of practicum may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board the program must be completed full-time within six consecutive semesters or part-time within ten consecutive semesters.
36 units comprising:
Advanced Counselling: Theories and Practice
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Introduction to Clinical Child Psychology
Interventions in Clinical Child Psychology
Abnormal Psychology and Psychopharmacology
36 units comprising:
Current Trends in Clinical Psychology
Further Applications of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine