Master of Psychology

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course offers majors in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology. It provides advanced professional training in each of these areas and is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Structure

Core Units plus options/electives and majors/streams.

Subjects

  • Clinical psychology
  • Counselling psychology

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a four-year Bachelor of Psychology or equivalent, approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to register as Psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as Clinical Psychologists or Counselling Psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Further information

Curtin University course code: MC-PSYCH. This course provides students with advanced training in either clinical or counselling psychology, through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research. There are two majors available: clinical psychology and counselling psychology. The clinical psychology major provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to practise as a clinical psychologist, and focuses on understanding and applying contemporary evidence based practice in the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems. The counselling psychology major prepares graduates in assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Counselling psychologists work with a wide range of mental health disorders and psychological difficulties.

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