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Master of Psychology

Course code I69

This coursework Masters prepares students for professional practice in clinical psychology, in particular, the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.

In addition to completing a research thesis, students complete coursework and professional placements in clinical psychology.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I69

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I69

CRICOS code

074074C

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,450

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY5196Professional Issues in Psychology20
PSY5197Psychological Assessment15
PSY5211Clinical Psychology: Introduction to Practice15
PSY5330Clinical Practicum 120

Note: PSY5330 is timetabled as a full-year unit.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY5200Research Preparation20
PSY5212Clinical Psychology: Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence15
PSY5213Clinical Psychology: Complex Presentations15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY6241Research Project 120
PSY6242Practicum 220
PSY6244Family Psychology10
PSY6347Clinical Psychology for Special Populations10
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY6245Research Project 220
PSY6246Practicum 320
PSY6214Clinical Psychology: Health Behaviours10
PSY6248Group-based Psychotherapy Skills10

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply and evaluate research methods to advance knowledge of clinical psychology practice, as this relates to ones' own practice and to contribute to the body of knowledge of the field.
  2. Apply evidence-based practice, including research evidence, to a range of psychological disorders.
  3. Apply professional communication skills with clients, professional colleagues and external agencies.
  4. Apply the principles of ethical, professional and legal practice to the role of a trainee Clinical Psychologist.
  5. Articulate a critical understanding of the theoretical and evidence base for the selection, administration and interpretation of psychological tests.
  6. Conduct evidence-based psychological therapies for a range of psychological disorders with both adults and children, at a level required of trainee Clinical Psychologists.
  7. Conduct psychological assessment by formal testing, including the selection of tests, their administration and interpretation and the communication of test results in written reports and orally.
  8. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of State, Federal and Territory Acts and Regulations; Australian Psychological Society and Psychology Board of Australia Codes of Conduct and related publications as these relate to the practice of Clinical Psychology.
  9. Demonstrate an awareness of cross cultural issues and ability to apply cultural competence to all aspects of working as a Clinical Psychologist.
  10. Demonstrate independent learning and a continual development of clinical psychology skills through a commitment to maintain knowledge of the latest research and critically reflecting on ones' own practice.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to make decisions based upon their full environmental, social, cultural and economic implications.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $34,450 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to work as clinical psychologists in government agencies (including the Health Department of Western Australia, Department for Child Protection, Department for Corrective Services, and Disability Services Commission) and in the non-government sector.

Possible future job titles

Clinical Psychologist

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