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Clinical Psychology Post Graduate Training at UWA. Revised DPsych programme. Two Programs. MPsych /PhD (clinical) Approximately 4 years full time (72 points + PhD) 48 points of teaching units 24 of practicum units PhD research (3 years FTE) DPsych (clinical, with tracks)

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two programs
Two Programs
  • MPsych/PhD (clinical)
    • Approximately 4 years full time (72 points + PhD)
    • 48 points of teaching units
    • 24 of practicum units
    • PhD research (3 years FTE)
  • DPsych (clinical, with tracks)
    • Approximately 3 years full time (96 points + 48 res)
    • 66 points of teaching units
    • 30 of practicum units
    • 48 points of DPsych research (1 year FTE)
coursework year 1
Coursework: Year 1
  • Foundations in Clinical Skills 1
  • Foundations in Clinical Skills 2
  • Assessment and Intervention – Childhood disorders
  • Assessment and Intervention – Emotional disorders
  • Thesis preparation (DPsych - only)
  • Thesis proposal (DPsych - only)MPsych/PhDs prepare proposal with supervisor
coursework year 2
Coursework: Year 2
  • Assessment and Intervention- Adult complex disorders
  • Assessment and intervention- Working with and through others
  • Methods and analysis of change
  • Select one of:
    • Neuropsychology
    • Pediatric psychology
    • Health psychology
  • Case Presentations
  • MPsych students spread these out across Yrs 2 & 3
coursework year 3
Coursework: Year 3

Further optional advanced units in:

  • Neuropsychology e.g. brain injury, rehabilitation, stroke, dementia
  • Pediatric psychology e.g. neuropsychology and psychopathology
  • Health psychology e.g. physical health, pain, PNI, medical decision making
first practicum
First Practicum
  • Clinical work commences with intensive skills and professional training in the School of Psychology’s Robin Winkler Clinic within the Psychology Hub
  • Students see their first clients in the Robin Winkler Clinic, towards the end of Sem 1
  • Students have opportunities to gain experience in:
    • Individual and Group therapy (e.g., Social Phobia, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation)
    • Clinical assessments (e.g. neuropsychological assessment of individuals with autism, Parkinson’s, ID, children)
external practica
External Practica
  • Students complete three placements in agencies external to the School of Psychology
  • One of these is a "capstone” placement with more intensive experience in your chosen track
  • There is a wide range of placement options
external placements
External Placements
  • Royal Perth Rehab Hospital
  • SCGH (Pain)
  • SCGH
  • Graylands
  • KEMH
  • RPH Changes Program (Personality Disorder Program)
  • PMH Family Pathways
  • PMH Eating Disorders
  • Perth Clinic (Adult)
  • Hollywood Hospital
  • Centre for Clinical Interventions
  • Bentley Clinic (Adult)
  • Avro Clinic (Adult)
  • UWA Counselling
  • Occupational Services
  • Head Injury Unit (SGGH)
  • Selby Lodge (Gerontology)
  • Next Step (Alcohol & drugs)
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Youthlink
  • CDC Midland, Perth
  • Bentley CAMHS
  • DSC Autism
  • Hillarys CAMHS
  • Selby CAMHS
  • Child Protection - Perth
  • Mirabooka Clinic (Adult)
registration post qualification
Registration post qualification
  • All students (DPsych and MPsych/PhD) will be eligible for registration by the Clinical College
  • DPsych students following the Neuro track should meet the teaching component requirements but may require additional practicum hours, post qualification to be eligible for registration by the Clinical Neuropsychology College
prize winning publications best uwa 2011 publications awards
Prize Winning Publications:Best UWA 2011 Publications Awards

Byrne, Shannon. L., Hooke, G. R., & Page, A. C. (2010). Readmission: A useful indicator of the quality of inpatient psychiatric care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 126, 206-213.

Robinson, Monique.,Oddy, W. H., McLean, N. J., Jacoby, P., Pennell, C. E., de Klerk, N. H., Zubrick, S. R., Stanley, F. J., & Newnham, J. P. (2010). Low–moderate prenatal alcohol exposure and risk to child behavioural development: A prospective cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 117, 1139–1152.

selection
Selection
  • Competitive but not impossible!
  • Intake of around 15-20 students
  • Academic record and personal suitability considered
  • Interview includes a “clinical” task and a “research” task
career destinations
Career Destinations
  • Excellent employment options
    • Health Department
    • Justice
    • Community Development
    • Disability Services
    • Private health clinics/hospitals
    • Private Practice
    • Universities
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