DR-COPSYC v.1 Doctor of Philosophy - Counselling Psychology
Course CRICOS Code: 054620C
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Doctoral Degrees prepares students to acquire a systematic and critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialised research skills to advance learning and/or professional practice corresponding to AQF level 10 qualifications.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Doctoral Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards. Applicants require a Master Degree (Research) or Bachelor Honours Degree (first or second class) or a high standard in either a Master Degree (Coursework) or Bachelor Degree with a Graduate Diploma (or equivalent). Alternative entry requirements may be considered, details are provided at http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Doctoral Degrees require students to undertake a program of independent supervised study and produce significant and original research outcomes culminating in a thesis, dissertation, exegesis or equivalent for independent examination.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply theoretical principles of psychology and provide effective psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups
2. think creatively, logically and analytically when conducting research and providing psychotherapy
3. synthesise and critically analyse current research and conduct innovative research in counselling psychology
4. communicate effectively with clients and other professional and write effectively for clients, professionals, and scientific publications
5. use electronic resources to communicate with clients, managers and professionals and to gather information about psychotherapy interventions with specific populations
6. take responsibility for their learning through continuous professional development activities
7. apply international standards in the practice and research of counselling psychology
8. work effectively with cultural diversity when engaging in assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy
9. apply the Australian Psychological Society's ethical code to practice as a counselling psychologist
|PSYC7000||v.1||Doctoral Thesis - Psychology|
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|COUN7000||v.1||Preparation for Professional Practice Counselling Psychology||2.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|PSYC7009||v.1||Psychology Research Methods||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|PSYC7014||v.1||Psychological Interventions Over The Lifespan||4.0||25.0|
|PSYC7006||v.1||Psychological Assessment Theories and Practice||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|PSYC7001||v.1||Psychology Doctoral Practicum 1||15.0||12.5|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PSYC7016||v.1||Psychological Interventions for Couples and Families||4.0||25.0|
|PSYC7002||v.1||Psychology Doctoral Practicum 2||15.0||12.5|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|PSYC7003||v.1||Psychology Doctoral Practicum 3||15.0||12.5|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|PSYC7017||v.1||Psychopathology and Advanced Psychotherapy Process||4.0||25.0|
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