Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Doctoral Degree (Professional) (AQF level 10)
Professional accreditation status
This new course will be conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) until there are graduates and at that time it will receive full accreditation. Graduates of this course will be eligible for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
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Requirements for admission can be found at See HDR Degree Requirements
AQF level 8 Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree with an award level of at least Class IIA, including a total of at least one semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the honours award level.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and suitability for Clinical Psychology
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), graduates will be able to:
RD7001:03 Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7002:03 Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7003:03 Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates
PD7009:00 Professional Doctorate Research Thesis (Clinical Psychology)
PY5001:03 Psychological Assessment
PY5003:03 Adult Psychopathology
PY5006:03 Clinical Neuropsychology
PY5007:03 Health and Rehabilitation
PY5011:03 Methods of Intervention 1
PY5012:03 Methods of Intervention 2
PY5013:03 Working With Clients
PY5017:03 Psychosocial Elements of Ageing
PY6001:04 Practicum 1
PY6002:04 Practicum 2
PY6003:04 Practicum 3
PY6221:03 Advanced Practicum A
PY6222:03 Advanced Practicum B
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Available for mid-year entry
Available for mid-year entry
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
36 credit points of PY subjects specified in the COURSEWORK component of course structure
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
Graduates of this course will be eligible for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.
Candidates who have successfully completed any PY subjects listed in the structure of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) while enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) at JCU, will be eligible for those subjects to be credited towards the DPsych(ClinPsych).
Candidates who have completed subjects that are part of an APAC-accredited postgraduate program at another Australian university may apply for advanced standing for those subjects towards the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) degree at JCU. Advanced standing normally will be granted where a subject completed elsewhere is, in the opinion of the Director of Professional Programs and the Dean, Graduate Research School, equivalent to a subject that forms part of the JCU Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program.
The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the RESC on the recommendation of the Dean of the College.
The maximum allowed is 36 credit points
The University will not normally accept a candidate who has been enrolled at another institution for more than two years (full-time equivalent) or release a candidate who has been enrolled for more than two years (full-time equivalent).
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY)
Inclusion of major on testamur
Not applicable – this course has no majors.
Exit with lesser award
After examination of the thesis, and subject to the requirements under HDR Degree Requirements, the RESC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.