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Clinical psychology is a field which applies the scientific knowledge, methods and principles of psychology to the understanding, assessment and treatment of adults and children with relatively severe emotional and/or behavioural disorders.
The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (DPsych (Clinical) is a research degree with coursework, clinical placement, and research components. DPsych candidates are required to conduct a program of research in an area directly relevant to clinical psychology under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The program includes a 2-year period of intensive coursework taught by experienced researchers and clinicians. Core areas of coursework include (but are not limited to): psychological assessment, psychopathology, fundamentals of professional practice, and theories and techniques of psychological intervention. Candidates also complete a number of clinical placements providing comprehensive experience with a diverse range of clinical populations.
A feature of the DPsych (Clinical) is that clinical training is extended through an advanced internship in the third year, which enables candidates to gain more specialised knowledge and experience in an area of their choice. Depending on student demand, options may include Clinical Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology and Advanced Clinical Psychology (see further details about these by following the Handbook Entry link below).
This course prepares graduates, using the scientist-practitioner model, for research in applied areas of psychology and to work as clinical psychologists in the assessment and treatment of adults and children with emotional and/or behavioural disorders in a broad range of settings. Past graduates have progressed in their careers to a range of senior research and clinical positions within Australia and abroad.
Studying Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
- Handbook entry
Description, objectives, structure, requirements, progression, professional recognition, award(s) received
- Course overview
Duration, campus, fees, application form, accreditation
How to apply
- Application process
- Scholarship applications are part of the admissions process. Please ensure you select 'Candidature + Scholarship' when prompted.