Masters of Psychology

The Master of Counselling Psychology is a two-year program of full-time study in psychology. It contains three major components: theoretical studies; internship experience; and a research thesis.

Theoretical Studies:

The course contains studies of generic professional theory of individual, group, child and family psychology, along with practical training, where relevant. It also contains studies into ethical practice and client assessment.

Internship Experience:

Internship is taken in external placements during the two years of enrolment. Time in these placements must add up to at least 1,000 hours and 126 days. Client contact during that time must consist of a minimum of 252 hours.

Research Thesis:

Both quantitative and qualitative investigations are permitted. The study has to be conducted as an empirical inquiry into such aspects of therapy as the therapeutic process experiences of clients and therapists; investigations into change processes; investigations into the lived experience of people suffering from specific problems; and studies of treatment outcome. The thesis is to be 10,000-15,000 words in length.

Academic Requirements:

Applicants should have:
- At least a B Grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent
- Completed a fourth year in psychology with a major thesis component with at least a high B Grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent
- Experience in volunteer work, or work related to psychology
- Two academic referee reports (follow the proforma)
- Two professional referee reports (follow the proforma)

Special requirements

Before submitting their application, candidates with international qualifications need to have their academic achievements assessed by the Australian Psychological Society. Applicants for this course must also complete a Supplementary Application form available from: www.latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/supplementary-admissions-forms

 

IELTS Requirement :                      6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

Skill Assessment Authority:      : Australian Psychologist Society

Name of Institute

Course Fee

Duration

Intake

La Trobe University

$45,000 approx

2Years

Feb, Jul

Central Queensland University

$30,000 approx

2Years

Feb, Jul

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

$42,240 approx

1.5Years

Feb, Jul

University of Ballarat

$31,200 approx

2Years

Feb, Jul

Subjects Offered (La Trobe university):

Master of Clinical Psychology (Coursework) - La Trobe University Subjects
Components of course Credit points (% in brackets)

First year core subjects (120 credit points)

TE-SEM-1 Behavioural and Cognitive–Behavioural Theory, Assessment and Practice
TE-SEM-1 Counselling Skills and Professional Issues
TE-SEM-1 Psychological Assessment

TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Master’s Research A
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Master’s Research B
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Practicum A
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Practicum B
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Practicum C
TE-SEM-2 Context and Co-Morbidity in Clinical Practice
TE-SEM-2 Child and Adolescent Disorders & Learning Disabilities: Assessment & Treatment
TE-SEM-2 Methods for the Scientist Practitioner
TE-SEM-2 Psychopathology (Adult and Elderly)

Second year core subjects (120 credit points)

TE-SEM-1 Clinical Psychology Case Analysis A
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Master’s Research C
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Master’s Research D
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Practicum E
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Psychology Case Analysis B
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Assessment and Treatment P
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Treatment Literature