Curtin University

Faculty of Health Sciences



PO Box U1987


Perth, Western Au 6845


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Psychology - with majors in Clinical or Counselling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Clinical psychology This major will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practise as a clinical psychologist in both the mental and physical health domains. You will train in the application of psychological science to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental health problems. Much of your studies will focus on community-based interventions. Counselling psychology Through this major you will become thoroughly familiar with the theoretical and empirical knowledge base and skills required of a counselling psychologist. You will train in psychotherapy, psychological assessment and applied research. A substantial component of your course will be dedicated to individual psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, group therapy, developmental theory and psychopathology. The major integrates theoretical and experiential modes of education to develop practitioners able to intervene effectively with a wide range of psychological difficulties and disorders.


The Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology majors are accredited by separate colleges of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). They are also identified as separate specialist areas under the State Government Registration Act.

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