This degree will prepare you for a career as a clinical psychologist. You will learn how to make decisions with regard to psychological assessments, case conceptualisations, interventions, research methodologies, organisational and systemic issues in mental health program development, and ethical professional practice.
The program has been designed to be consistent with the requirements for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Clinical Psychologists, which is the benchmark for professional clinical psychology practice in Australia.
Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia: It is a requirement that students enrolled in this program have provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
Admission requirements Admission to all postgraduate clinical psychology programs is restricted to students who are registered psychologists or who are eligible for probationary registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Academic Achievement/Intellectual Ability: To qualify for admission, applicants must have completed a program in psychology extending over four years and accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Preference may be given to people having completed an Honours degree in psychology awarded at the level of a First or Second Class Division A (or equivalent).
Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness: Given the interpersonal sensitivity and awareness required for effective clinical practice, successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills. This will be assessed by a panel of programme staff in a group and individual interview situation and by two referees' reports. Applicants will be required in this situation to demonstrate insight and understanding into their own personal functioning and interpersonal style, as well as sensitivity and effective interpersonal responses to other group members.
Counselling Effectiveness: Given the need for the program to build on a reasonably advanced applied skill baseline, successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate at least a basic level of competence in the counselling context and an openness to a range of approaches. This will be judged by role plays conducted in the group interview situation, by evidence of previous counselling training and experience, and by a brief frame of reference paper outlining an applicant's personal orientation to their clinical/counselling practice.
Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer into the Master of Clinical Psychology program. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year .
Language requirements English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.
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