Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This course provides students with everything required to start working as a practicing psychologist. Students will: Use their knowledge of psychology and mental health to critically assess, diagnose, develop case formulations, treat and prevent psychological problems and mental health issues across the lifespan; understand their profession concerning the unique role of clinical psychologists in providing evidence-based psychological services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, research and consultancy services across diverse settings; understand psychopathology, psychological psychopharmacology and psychological medicine, and neurological issues relevant to mental health presentations, diagnostic systems, health psychology and behavioural medicine; transform research and evaluation findings into policy, applied knowledge, and improved treatments; provide competent expert oral and written reports to various stakeholders on psychological matters for health, medical, medico-legal, and forensic purposes; practice with children, adolescents, adults and older persons in a manner relevant to Clinical Psychology; and conduct high-level advanced independent research on a topic of clinical relevance.

Standard entry requirements

Evidence of successful completion, preferably within the last 10 years, of a four-year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, or its equivalent, so that the applicant is eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and registration with the ACT Psychologists' Board. Applicants are expected to have achieved an honours 1 standard in their 4th year psychology Honours or Graduate Diploma course, or the equivalent. Evidence of research training and aptitude for research. Conditional registration as a psychologist and a satisfactory Federal Police report. Additionally, applicants are also required to attend an interview.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra International: $162,000 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest scholarships and education news
You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation