This program is designed for individuals seeking State registration as a clinical psychologist or for registered psychologists seeking to upgrade their existing qualifications. The program provides in-depth training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across a wide range of client populations. There is an emphasis on the Scientist-practitioner approach. This program is also designed to provide education, knowledge, training and clinical skills in professional psychology, to meet the requirements for State registration as a psychologist. Placements are an integral part of this program. Students will undertake practical placements as part of their clinical training.
Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4 year sequence of study in psychology (eg Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Honours; Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology), or equivalent. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview.
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Condition of Enrolment
Probationary registration from the Psychologists Board of Queensland (QPRB).
Important notes for students:
Students will find all the information required on obtaining registration from www.psychologyboard.qld.gov.au.
Go to ‘Registration’ then click on ‘Registering in Queensland’ and then click on the link which relates to your situation. The University will assist students as far as possible with their application to the Board. Students should contact the Program Advisor in the School of Social Sciences for further assistance.
You should note to obtain all the required documentation for registration and for this to then be assessed by the Board for registration can take up to three months. Students will not be permitted to enrol in the Master of Psychology (Clinical/Forensic) without submitting a copy of the registration to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Bond University takes no responsibility for students who have not fulfilled all the requirements of admission and condition of enrolment for the program.
The program meets the requirements set out by the QPRB. Graduates will be eligible to apply for full registration with the QPRB after two years of probationary registration. Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
This program has been granted Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Core subjects (7)
Students must complete 7 core coursework subjects:
* PSYC 71-503 Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills
* PSYC 71-504 Advanced Psychological Assessment
* PSYC 71-505 Research Methods, Professional Practice and Ethics
* PSYC 71-506 Psychopathology and Therapy: Adults 1
* PSYC 71-509 Health Psychology
* PSYC 71-607 Psychopathology and Therapy: Adults 2
* PSYC 71-608 Psychopathology & Therapy: Families, Children & Adolescents
1 elective subject drawn from:
* PSYC 71-611 Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
* PSYC 71-517 Psychology and the Law
* PSYC 71-519 Forensic Psychopathology
* PSYC 71-731 Internship: Part A
* PSYC 71-732 Internship: Part B
* PSYC 71-733 Externship I
* PSYC 71-734 Externship II
Students complete the first two-semester internship at the psychology clinic located on campus under staff supervision, and two externships in a clinical community setting under external supervision
* PSYC 71-631 Masters Dissertation - Part 1
* PSYC 71-632 Masters Dissertation - Part 2
* PSYC 71-633 Masters Dissertation - Part 3
* PSYC 71-634 Masters Dissertation - Part 4
Students undertake a research project that allows them to investigate, and report on, a specialised topic in the area of clinical psychology.