- Master of Psychology (Clinical Child Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus)
Victoria 3010, Australia
Current students: email@example.com
Associate Professor Lis Northam
Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council and recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Intended learning outcomes
The objective of this specialisation is to provide graduates with specialist expertise in those areas of clinical psychology that pertain particularly to child, adolescent and family adjustment and maladjustment. Graduates of the program should have a thorough knowledge of child development, developmental psychopathology, methods of assessment of cognitive, emotional, behavioural and family factors, and expertise in a range of treatment approaches appropriate for the particular problems and the developmental stage of child clients. They should acquire experience in all facets of work in this specialty area, including inpatient, outpatient and community based practice. They should also be expected to be able to generate and apply research knowledge in ongoing enhancement and evaluation of their professional work.
- Written and spoken communication skills
- Analytic skills
The program aims to train graduates with the knowledge and skills requried for professional practice in agencies specialising in psychological difficulties across the whole developmental period - infancy to young adulthood. Graduates will be able to provide competent assessment, diagnosis, therapy and clinical managemetn for a range of commonly presenting disorders and will understand the intrinsic and extrinsic influences on the development of adjustment difficulties. They will be expected to generate research and to be skilled in accessing and applying current clinical research findings to enhance and evaluate their practice.
Last updated: 3 August 2022