The Master of Psychology (Clinical) program began in 1971. The School’s theoretical orientation has primarily been one of experimental empiricism, and the Clinical program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model for clinical training. The program has an emphasis on cognitive-behavioural approaches to the understanding and management of clinical programs. The program concerns itself with adult, adolescent and child clinical psychology, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.
The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the fifth and sixth years of study leading to full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and registration as a psychologist with the national Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Graduates of the program are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. After completing a further two years of full-time equivalent supervised practice, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for full membership and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
Graduates of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program will have, as per the APAC Accreditation Standard 5.1.12, the following core capabilities and attributes that are essential for practicing psychology safely upon registration.
The program consists of three components, all of which are compulsory, totalling 96 units of credit (48 in each Stage):
Coursework – Weekly lectures and seminars with associated written forms of assessment (48 UOC)
Professional practice – Completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice within the School Clinic and in field clinical settings, weekly Clinical meetings and Skills Training Workshops (24 UOC)
A research thesis (24 UOC).
PSYC7000 Research and Evaluation Method (6 UOC)
PSYC7001 Psychological Assessment 1 (6 UOC)
PSYC7204 Child Clinical Psychology (6 UOC)
PSYC7210 Clinical Neuropsychology (6 UOC)
PSYC7212 Experimental Clinical Psych 1 (6 UOC)
PSYC7221 Experimental Clinical Psych 2 (6 UOC)
PSYC7223 Prof & Ethical Pract (Clin) 1 (6 UOC)
PSYC7224 Prof & Ethical Pract (Clin) 2 (6 UOC)
PSYC7220 Psych of Health & Illness (6 UOC)
PSYC7222 Experimental Clinical Psych 3 (6 UOC)
PSYC7225 Prof & Ethical Pract (Clin) 3 (6 UOC)
PSYC7226 Prof & Ethical Pract (Clin) 4 (6 UOC)
PSYC7227 Research Thesis (Clinical) 1 (12 UOC)
PSYC7228 Research Thesis (Clinical) 2 (12 UOC)
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