- An integrative psychotherapeutic approach that provides students with a unique flexibility to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations across the lifespan.
- Graduate eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia.
- Learn to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations including relational psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic narrative therapeutic approaches.
- Gain experience with an internship at our specialized Psychology and Counselling clinic, and with clinical training in external hospitals, community agencies and mental health settings.
- Opportunity to complete a study program that combines Master of Clinical Psychology in a partially part-time mode with concurrent, but staggered, completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
What to expect
The Master of Clinical Psychology builds upon the latest psychotherapy process and outcome research findings and uses an integrative approach to training students in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems and disorders. This approach assists students to develop a flexible and client-focused approach to practice, consistent with contemporary standards for evidence-based practice in clinical psychology.
Students learn to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations using relational psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and narrative therapeutic approaches. Graduates of this course have the knowledge and competence to provide assessment and treatment across the lifespan.
Combined study program option
Students in this course may be able to complete a study program that combines QUT's Master of Clinical Psychology in a partially part-time mode with concurrent (but staggered) completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). This allows students completing the Master's degree to develop their Ph.D. proposal and work towards milestones required for the Ph.D. project. The explicit linking of research across the two programs provides a powerful synergy. Contact our psychology course inquiries team to talk about your options.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.
This course provides the academic foundation for a career in clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists are employed in a wide range of health and counseling services and are also able to work as independent (private) practitioners. Clinical psychology may also provide a springboard for other careers, subject to additional or complementary training.
Please note that while successful course completion leads directly to general registration as a psychologist, endorsement as a clinical psychologist requires an additional period of approved supervised practice. Please see http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au for further information
On endorsement, graduates may apply for specialist positions as clinical psychologists and enjoy the increased scope of practice and more flexible arrangements under Medicare, when working in private practice settings.
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia. The course meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists and the Psychology Board of Australia.
- Change Manager
- Clinical Psychologist
- Critical Incident or Disaster Response Manager
- Forensic Psychologist
- Health Psychologist
- Programme Evaluator
- Research Fellow
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.
2020: $30,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)
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