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The School of Psychology and Social Science represents four main discipline areas: Psychology, Social Science, Counselling and Speech Pathology. The School offers courses in all levels, from bachelors to doctoral degrees, and provides service teaching within degrees in other schools at ECU. There are well developed collaborations in teaching and research across disciplines and with staff from other schools. Staff are engaged in research collaborations with external government and non-government agencies as well as commercial institutions.

Student testimonials

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"Studying at ECU has been a life-changing experience."

Melissa D’Amico

Social Work student

Research activity

Vibrant research activity focuses around the areas of cognition, speech pathology, lifespan resilience, psychopathology and social program innovation research and evaluation. Currently nationally funded projects are investigating early intervention in aphasia after stroke, Aboriginal peoples’ experience of communication disorders after stroke and traumatic brain injury, and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sex offenders in Australia.

News & events

The first national roundtable aimed to improve the cultural competencies of Speech Pathology graduates, with particular reference those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. Thumbnail

ECU hosts national Speech Pathology Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum

First Speech Pathology Roundtable aims to improve cultural competence of Speech Pathology graduates, in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

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Sleeping Better Workshop - ECU Psychological Services Centre Therapy Program

Want a better night’s sleep? At ECU, we have designed a one-day workshop and individual follow-up program with the latest strategies to help get a better night’s sleep.

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Sexuality and Therapy: Where it was then and where it is now

One of WA's longest-standing practitioners in the discipline of sexuality, Dr Vivienne Cass recently gave a guest lecture to students in the Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice unit.

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