This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. It will suit those following a study pathway to registration and currently registered psychologists who intend to qualify for an area of practice endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia. The degree provides opportunities for either clinical, academic or research careers.The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) interweaves supervised research (which accounts for around two thirds of the degree) with advanced coursework and clinical placements. Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, workshops, skills training, on-line and supervised work-based practicums, both at the University's Northfields Psychology Clinic and in external placements. Skills training methods include demonstration sessions, recording and reviewing assessments and therapy, case presentations and role-play.You will develop your thesis with the guidance of an expert supervisor and have some flexibility in the configuration of course work, clinical placements and research. Typically, coursework is completed in years one, three and four, with a sustained research focus throughout.
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