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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Program overview

The study of psychology is both rewarding and diverse, opening the door to a wide range of careers where you will make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others.
  
Graduates are required to complete six years of education and training to be eligible for registration as a practicing Psychologist.  As the final stage of this pathway, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) ensures graduates are equipped with advanced research, ethical and clinical skills, preparing them for placements in external settings across Years 5 and 6.
  
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) combines coursework subjects with extensive clinical practice, much of which will be undertaken on campus at the Bond University Psychology Clinic.
  
Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply for general registration with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Applicants will need to have completed the accredited four-year sequence of a Bachelor’s degree and a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science or the Honours year.  You will also need to apply for provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) before commencing the Master’s program.

Coursework and placements require students to attend in person on campus and at external placement location. Subjects are delivered via weekly classes and intensive teaching mode requiring weekend attendance.

Program code: HS-23090

CRICOS code: 063429E

Program overview

The study of psychology is both rewarding and diverse, opening the door to a wide range of careers where you will make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others.
  
Graduates are required to complete six years of education and training to be eligible for registration as a practicing Psychologist.  As the final stage of this pathway, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) ensures graduates are equipped with advanced research, ethical and clinical skills, preparing them for placements in external settings across Years 5 and 6.
  
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) combines coursework subjects with extensive clinical practice, much of which will be undertaken on campus at the Bond University Psychology Clinic.
  
Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply for general registration with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Applicants will need to have completed the accredited four-year sequence of a Bachelor’s degree and a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science or the Honours year.  You will also need to apply for provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) before commencing the Master’s program.

Coursework and placements require students to attend in person on campus and at external placement location. Subjects are delivered via weekly classes and intensive teaching mode requiring weekend attendance.

Program code: HS-23090

CRICOS code: 063429E

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About this program

The primary objective of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) Degree is to provide advanced education in the professional practice of Psychology. The training is based on a scientist-practitioner model and is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and applied skills required by a registered practising psychologist with an emphasis in the area of program specialisation (i.e., Clinical Psychology). The program draws from a range of theoretical perspectives informed by contemporary research and practice. The Masters by Coursework Degree integrates coursework, research and practical placement experience. Students complete a series of placement experiences under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced Supervisors, and apply best practice models to a professional standard. Upon successful completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for full registration as a Psychologist, full membership of the APS, and associate membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

What you'll be studying

  • Year 1

    You will learn counselling psychotherapies, psychological assessment, skills for safe and ethical practice, and psychopathology and therapy for both adults and families, children, and adolescents.    You will also begin your first internship at the Psychology Clinic located on Campus under staff supervision.  

Program features

  • Gain practical placement

    Complete a series of placement experiences under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced supervisors and apply best practice models to a professional standard.

  • Be registration ready

    Upon successful completion of program requirements, you are eligible to apply for full registration as a psychologist, entrance into the clinical psychologist registrar pathway, full membership of the APS, and associate membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    My career ambition was to become a Clinical Psychologist and Bond enabled me to pursue this path. I gained my registration as a psychologist through the Master’s program. In an academic sense, it is such a nurturing environment and so many different avenues to get support and assistance if needed. The training and development we were provided facilitated the growth and development of my skills. My time at Bond has allowed me to commence by dream career and I am now working as a Clinical Psychologist.

    Rachel Harker - Alumna
  • School of Psychology

    Bond’s School of Psychology has established itself as a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. Our accelerated programs allow students to complete their studies sooner, that is, you will have the opportunity to complete the full bachelor’s and master’s programs in the time it takes most to complete a singular bachelor’s degree. Employability is paramount, which is why we equip our students with a competitive edge beyond graduation.

    Dr Bruce Watt - Head of School
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    My career ambition was to become a Clinical Psychologist and Bond enabled me to pursue this path. I gained my registration as a psychologist through the Master’s program. In an academic sense, it is such a nurturing environment and so many different avenues to get support and assistance if needed. The training and development we were provided facilitated the growth and development of my skills. My time at Bond has allowed me to commence by dream career and I am now working as a Clinical Psychologist.

    Rachel Harker - Alumna
  • School of Psychology

    Bond’s School of Psychology has established itself as a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. Our accelerated programs allow students to complete their studies sooner, that is, you will have the opportunity to complete the full bachelor’s and master’s programs in the time it takes most to complete a singular bachelor’s degree. Employability is paramount, which is why we equip our students with a competitive edge beyond graduation.

    Dr Bruce Watt - Head of School
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