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Masters Degrees in Psychology of Mental Health, Australia

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The Master of Youth Mental Health has been developed by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen… Read more

The Master of Youth Mental Health has been developed by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health to strengthen the capacity of the youth mental health workforce both nationally and internationally. The course is designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts, and draws on contributions by world-leading experts in the field to provide students with the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised area of mental health. In the final year of the program, students will also have the opportunity to complete a substantial capstone experience and independent research project.

The course is delivered wholly online and is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma after 1 and 2 years of part-time study, respectively. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma, students who meet the minimum academic requirements (i.e., an average of 70% across the course) can progress to the Master of Youth Mental Health.

On successful completion of the Master of Youth Mental Health, students will have developed the following areas of knowledge:

  • Major contemporary theories of youth development and mental health
  • The range of best-practice psychosocial and biological interventions for different types of mental ill-health in young people
  • Recent, evidence-based advances in the prevention and early intervention of mental ill-health in young people
  • Key features of the various types of mental ill-health experienced by young people
  • Organisational and management approaches that optimise youth mental health service delivery across a range of settings
  • The principles and conduct of practice-based research

In addition, students will be able to build on their existing skills in the following areas:

  • Engaging and assessing young people experiencing mental ill-health
  • Identifying and assessing the early signs of serious mental illnesses in young people
  • Preparing treatment plans applicable to the different stages of mental illness that are sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young clients of mental health services
  • Matching optimal approaches to the treatment of young people to impatient, community-based and home-based contexts
  • Applying critically reflective, evidence-based approaches to youth mental health practices
  • Interpreting, designing and implementing practice-based research methods


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This course will provide you with advanced training in either clinical or counselling psychology up to the sixth year level through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research. Read more
This course will provide you with advanced training in either clinical or counselling psychology up to the sixth year level through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research.

Clinical psychology

This major will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practise as a clinical psychologist in both the mental and physical health domains. You will train in the application of psychological science to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental health problems. Much of your studies will focus on community-based interventions.

Counselling psychology

Through this major you will become thoroughly familiar with the theoretical and empirical knowledge base and skills required of a counselling psychologist. You will train in psychotherapy, psychological assessment and applied research. A substantial component of your course will be dedicated to individual psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, group therapy, developmental theory and psychopathology. The major integrates theoretical and experiential modes of education to develop practitioners able to intervene effectively with a wide range of psychological difficulties and disorders.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to register as psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as clinical psychologists or counselling psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Career opportunities

This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Graduates have obtained employment in range of high profile counselling and mental health services and hospitals. Many have attained management or senior roles in these organisations. Other graduates work in private practice where they are eligible to claim rebates for their clients from Medicare and most private health funds.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Other notes

Application Deadline: 16th September

For the Master of Psychology (Clinical major), applicants must be registered psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia, or eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia. Commonwealth supported places are not available for new students. Please see this link for more information.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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