The Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (MCP/PhD) is a postgraduate double degree in the professional specialisation of clinical psychology.
The MCP/PhD provides psychology graduates with doctorate level clinical and research training in clinical psychology that is consistent with international standards of professional psychology. The MCP/PhD program adopts a scientific and evidence-based approach to clinical psychology. The treatment model is based on a cognitive-behavioural approach, and the introduction of alternative models of therapy in the second year ensures both a depth and breadth to your clinical training.
The MCP/PhD involves four and a half years of full time study and includes three components; academic coursework, supervised clinical placements and research.
Qualified clinical psychologists provide you with supervised clinical practice in an internal on-campus psychology clinic, as well as a variety of external teaching hospitals and clinics. The MCP/PhD includes a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical placement experience. The research component requires you to produce a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research thesis.