Do you want to advance your professional skills and specialise in Clinical Psychology? USQ Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides advanced training in psychological assessment and clinical intervention. This degree offers much of the coursework component in three two-day workshops, for each course, spread over the semester. With a focus on rural clinical health, this degree has been developed to meet the needs of Psychologists wishing to specialise in Clinical Psychology, whilst forging a pathway to the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).Program aims
On completion of the program graduates will be able to:
apply for positions which require a higher degree in Clinical Psychology
take an active role in theoretical and practical developments in clinical psychology
contribute to the overall development of the discipline of Psychology.
Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to:
demonstrate a well developed knowledge base concerning the principles and practice of applied clinical psychology
demonstrate diagnostic interview skills
demonstrate an understanding and competence in the principles and practice of clinical assessment, diagnosis and case formulation
demonstrate high level skills in psychological testing and test data interpretation
apply principles and practice of health intervention
demonstrate high level of individual and group clinical intervention skills
demonstrate advanced research skills
interact ethically with clients and other professionals
apply knowledge and skills proficiently in the workplace.
The program is designed for full-time attendance in the on-campus mode. The program contains 16 units of study comprising of eight units of coursework, practicums worth four units and a four-unit thesis. Once the first 8 courses have been passed (full time) there may be some flexibility to negotiate a part time enrolment pattern for the remaining courses.
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
apply for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia after a period of supervised practice.
apply for full membership to the Australian Psychological Society after a period of supervised practice.
apply for admission to the College of Clinical Psychology of the Australian Psychological Society after a period of supervised practice.