Become a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health conditions. Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas or practice in sub-specialisations of clinical psychology.
The material I teach is simulation based and directly applicable to real life clinical practice, making it engaging for myself as a clinical academic and for students.
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Skill-up with our practical placement
During placements you'll develop the knowledge, skills and experience to practise confidently, and an awareness of the professional issues that can arise. The skills you'll gain will make you highly employable in Australia and internationally.
Choosing the right course
If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.
Are you new to this area of study?
If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program.
Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other psychology disciplines.
Are you working or studying in this area?
If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.
Alternatively, if you're a registered psychologist wishing to seek or retain supervisor endorsement, we offer courses and masterclasses approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
Clinical psychology courses
Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career
Research with us
With our partnerships, from hospitals and business, through to support centres, you'll have opportunities to work in research programs that make an impact, both locally and globally. Fields of research include autism, child development, body image and obesity, addiction, cognitive neuroscience and relationship studies.
Research under the best
Professor Nicole Rinehart has published over 70 Journal articles and book chapters on autism, Asperger's disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has been involved in research grants for neurodevelopmental disorders totalling over 4 million dollars of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, ARC, Neurosciences Victoria and other international funding bodies.
Who we work with
Studying psychology at Deakin gives you access to our wide range of industry connections and partnerships, including:
- Barwon Health
- Eastern Health
- FBG Group
- National Australia Bank
- People Measures
- People Scape
- Richmond Football Club.
All of our psychology courses meet the requirements for graduates to register as generalist psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
After completing the one or two year registrar program, graduates will also be eligible to be endorsed as clinical psychologists with the PBA.
As well as professional practice, clinical psychologists may be involved in:
- other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families and groups
- private practice
- program development and evaluation
- public policy
- teaching and supervision.
What do our students and staff say?
Deakin's Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Associate Professor David Austin discusses the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at Deakin.
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