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The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) has been developed to meet the needs of Psychologists wishing to achieve the highest specialisation in Clinical Psychology. The aim of the program is to provide advanced training in psychological assessment, clinical intervention and a range of professional skills within a scientist-practitioner framework. An extended specialist clinical practicum and doctoral level dissertation ensures that students develop the capacity to undertake independent, critical research and practice.
Graduates may :
- apply for admission to the Australian Psychological Society following a period of supervised practice
- apply for admission to the College of Clinical Psychology of the Australian Psychological Society
On completion of this 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 comprehensive knowledge base concerning evidence based practice of clinical psychology
- demonstrate diagnostic interview skills
- demonstrate 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 advanced level skills in individual and group clinical intervention
- demonstrate doctoral level research skills in data analysis interpretation and presentation in a theoretical framework
- interact ethically with clients and other professionals
- demonstrate high level clinical intervention skills within a range of community agencies.
Applicants for admission must be able to:
- demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum of First Class Honours in an Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited four-year honours program or equivalent
- provide two satisfactory referee reports indicating the applicant's abilities to successfully undertake the
professional and research components of the program
- be assessed in an interview with a panel of Departmental staff as having the interpersonal skills required for professional course work.
Before commencing the program, students must have General Registration with Probationary Conditions or full registration from the Queensland Registration Board.
International applicants must have met the University's English language requirements or have completed the University's ELICOS/UNIPREP programs .
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
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