This one-year degree provides advanced professional training in psychology.
The course will equip you with education and training in the professional practice of psychology and is designed to integrate coursework, research and placement components with an emphasis on experiential learning. You will be provided with a rewarding and relevant learning experience throughout the course.
Throughout the program, linkages are made specifically for you to develop detailed understanding of the relationships between psychological theory, the scientific evidence base for these theories, and the clinical applications of both theory and research. The skills you develop will enable you to operate from a scientist practitioner perspective, with well-developed knowledge of psychometric measurement, case formulation, treatment planning and intervention strategies.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
In order to be eligible for this course, applicants must obtain an APAC-accredited professional competencies (level 3) qualification, for example, Curtin’s Master of Psychology (Professional) or equivalent. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. For more information, please contact Associate Professor Rosanna Rooney, Course Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How this course will make you industry ready
Throughout the program, linkages are made specifically for you to develop detailed understanding of the relationships between psychological theory, the scientific evidence base for these theories, and the clinical applications of both theory and research. The skills you develop will enable you to operate from a scientist-practitioner perspective, with well-developed knowledge of psychometric measurement, case formulation, treatment planning and intervention strategies.
What jobs can the Master of Psychology (Professional) lead to?
This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities in government and non-government counselling and mental health services. After graduating from this course, you are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia once you have completed your internship and successfully completed the National Psychology Examination.
What you'll learn
- apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-informed outcomes
- generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
- critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
- communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
- evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
- develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
- comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
- practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner, incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
- work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities