An approved 4-year bachelor degree in psychology (Honours I or IIA) or a combination of an approved 4-year degree in psychology and an approved masters degree.
Applicants with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.
The courses offered in the Doctor of Psychology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Doctor of Psychology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Further information about clinical placements is available from the School of Psychology.
Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Doctor of Psychology is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
The following is a list of fields of study available in the Doctor of Psychology.
When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.
This field provides a focus on clinical psychology training in the application of evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention to help people to enhance their functioning and reduce psychological distress while allowing specialisation in neuropsychological theory and practice in the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders associated with dysfunction of brain processes or head injury.
Clinical psychologists apply evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention to help people to enhance their functioning and reduce psychological distress. They have expertise in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of issues including anxiety; depression; substance abuse; couple, parenting and family problems; adjustment to physical illness and learning difficulties.
This field provides a focus on clinical psychology training in the application of evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention to help people to enhance their functioning and reduce psychological distress while allowing specialisation in clinical geropsychology applying practical knowledge of primary prevention strategies, clinical intervention, and rehabilitation for older people.
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