You'll learn practical skills and knowledge essential for a career in professional clinical psychology. The curriculum covers areas such as cognitive behavioural therapy, child and adolescent mental health, psychopathology, counselling skills, psychological assessment and treatment. You'll also explore the ethical and professional issues associated with work in this field, and develop skills in writing professional-standard assessment reports suitable for a range of referral agencies or contexts. During your clinical placement practicum, you'll perform clinic intake assessments and conduct case work with clients including face-to-face assessment and intervention with adults and children. During your program you'll be required to work on a thesis, addressing a research question relevant to the field of clinical psychology. Working collaboratively with your research supervisor, you'll develop a research proposal and obtain ethics approval. There is potential to enrol in PhD research in the second year of the course.
Science and psychology courses
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Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at La Trobe University.