Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

James Cook University James Cook University

Course description

JCU's professional doctorate, the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), provides advanced training in several areas of professional psychology. It is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Course overview Our Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program provides you with advanced training and practical experience aimed at improving specialist skills. You will also complete specialised coursework components, build on your existing knowledge base and undertake a substantive research dissertation. This course is available in Townsville and can be studied either full-time or part-time. It can also be studied by limited attendance. Course highlights The Department of Psychology at James Cook University has a well-earned international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and the friendliness, helpfulness, accessibility and approachability of its academic and general staff. Tutorial classes are amongst the smallest in the country, providing the opportunity for personalized assistance. The Department has very well-equipped, modern facilities on both the Cairns and Townsville campuses and excellent research infrastructure. Course learning outcomes On successful completion of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), graduates will be able to: Integrate systematic and critical understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of the field of clinical psychology and related areas of clinical practice Adapt and apply substantial knowledge of research principles and methods and ethical practices in psychological research, including adherence to James Cook University's Research Code of Conduct Review and reflect on the ethics and efficacy of clinical practice including application of assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention and outcome evaluation Analyse, synthesise and evaluate theoretical propositions, methodologies and professional practice to identify and systematically investigate a complex research problem or related problems Apply expert English language, technological and numeracy skills to communicate original research cogently for external examination against international standards and disseminate and promote new insights to peers and the community Exercise authoritative judgement and full responsibility and accountability to solve complex problems, make expert decisions, generate new knowledge and plan ongoing professional learning within diverse research and clinical practice contexts Design, implement, analyse and theorise research that makes a significant and original contribution to an area of professional clinical psychology with intellectual independence, initiative and creativity.

  • Start date 31-JUL-2018,31-JAN-2019
  • Duration 4 years
  • International Cost AUD $37500 per year
  • Qualification Doctoral degree
  • Study mode Full time