Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Course code: 2116 ~ Course abbreviation: DPsych(Clinical) ~ 8 semesters full-time, 10 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Clayton; Monash Medical Centre, Clayton)
This higher degree prepares psychologists, using the scientist-practitioner model, to conduct research in applied areas of psychology and to work as clinical psychologists in the assessment and treatment of adults and children with relatively severe emotional and/or behavioural disorders.
A feature of the DPsych is that its training in clinical psychology is extended through specialisation in a choice of areas. Students take 'Advanced clinical psychology' in their third year, which enables them to gain more specialised expertise in an area of their choice. Depending on student demand, options may include:
See also important information about the `Doctor of Psychology programs' under `General faculty information' in the `Faculty information' section of this handbook.
Coursework and practicum
Clinical forensic psychology option
Health psychology option
Clinical child, adolescent and family psychology option
The DPsych in Clinical Psychology has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) for the purposes of registration as a psychologist in Australia and membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). In addition, it has been approved by the APS College of Clinical Psychologists as meeting their requirements for full College membership. Graduates who have completed the forensic specialisation in third year, as well as a doctoral thesis in the field of forensic psychology, are also eligible for membership of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists.
Candidates may apply for full registration as a psychologist in the state of Victoria upon successful completion of all coursework and placement requirements of the course, and submission of their research thesis to the University for marking, and its subsequent approval. Further information about the requirements for registration as a psychologist in Victoria may be found on the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria's website at http://www.psychreg.vic.gov.au.
Manager, postgraduate studies: telephone +61 3 9905 1232 or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/
Professor Paul Martin