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|Award granted||Master of Psychology (Clinical)|
|Campus||Offered at Geelong Waterfront Campus|
|Duration||2 years full-time only|
|Deakin course code||H750|
The course is not available part-time.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides you with a broad set of clinical skills in a range of assessment and therapy models. Based on an integrative approach to clinical psychology that emphasises evidence-based practice, the course has been designed in consultation with our industry partners to enable you to develop the academic, practical and research skills necessary to register as a psychologist, and to practise as a clinical psychologist.
Throughout the course you will develop specialist knowledge as well as the general knowledge and skills required by practitioners; advanced knowledge of clinical problems of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; knowledge and competence in evidence-based psychological assessment; and knowledge and awareness of relevant ethical principles of psychological practice.
Deakin University offers Master and Doctoral level courses which aim to prepare students, who have completed a recognised psychology sequence, for careers in the field of clinical psychology. Graduates will be qualified for employment in any area of clinical psychology, including private practice or one of the many government and non-government agencies.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) meets the requirements for graduates to register as generalist psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia, and for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist following two years of work experience supervised by a clinical psychologist, together with completion of stipulated professional development requirements.
The clinical placements are designed to equip students with a range of professional skills and an awareness of professional issues. You will have placements in at least three different settings, so that you can gain experience of adult, adolescent and child problems; community and institutional care; and medical and non-medical agencies. Your placement program will be determined jointly by you, the placement coordinators, and the practitioners supervising the placements. Contracts will be drawn up which will clearly specify the skills to be taught and the responsibilities of the student and placement supervisor. Placement supervisors are registered and endorsed clinical psychologists, eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. Each placement requires the full complement of days to be completed. Failure of any one placement may result in exclusion from the course.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
The course consists of 16 credit points covering three strands: theory, research and practice. Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years.
|HPS714||Studies in Psychopathology (S)|
|HPS777||Interview and Intervention Strategies (S)|
|HPS778||Biological and Neuropsychological Perspectives on Disorder (S)|
|HPS779||Psychological Assessment (S)|
|HPS706||Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 1 (S)|
|HPS707||Applied Methodology (S)|
|HPS776||Issues in Professional Psychology (S)|
|HPS766||Research Thesis A (S)|
|HPS705||Advanced Clinical Assessment (S)|
|HPS708||Psychological Therapy (S)|
|HPS709||Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 2 (S)|
|HPS767||Research Thesis B (S)|
|HPS711||Advanced Clinical Practice (S)|
|HPS712||Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 3 (S)|
|HPS787||Research Thesis C (S)|
Note: All coursework units have a hurdle requirement of 80 per cent attendance. A pass grade in a unit requires satisfactory completion of each component assessed.