The Doctor of Psychological Science (DPsych.Sc.) in Clinical Psychology for Qualified Clinicians programme is designed for those who have a qualification in clinical psychology that pre-dated the introduction of doctoral-level training (i.e., Professional Diploma or Master's). The programme focuses on the development of clinical research skills and is assessed through a series of academic and research projects, including a research thesis.
The programme consists of three years of part-time study. The time commitment for class attendance is one day per week of lectures on research methods for approximately 12–14 weeks per year. Candidates will also be expected to dedicate the equivalent of 4–6 hours per week throughout the year in order to complete the work requirements of the course. In addition, candidates will attend occasional specialist workshops in research skills and statistics and meetings with their research supervisors.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. The DPsychSc (Clinical) for Qualified Clinicians provides a thorough and comprehensive training in research design, quantitative and qualitative research skills.
2. The programme provides the opportunity to complete research projects of value to employers and health service agencies.
3. The programme provides an opportunity for candidates to upskill and upgrade their professional qualifications.