What's it like to be a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist is a mental health specialist who provides psychological services and support to people with varying mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and drug or alcohol abuse.
Clinical Psychologists work in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, mental health facilities, community health settings and within the justice system.
As well as working in professional practice, some Clinical Psychologists may conduct research, or engage in teaching or supervision of provisional Psychologists.
What can I earn as a Clinical Psychologist?
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How to become a Clinical Psychologist
- Undertake a three-year accredited undergraduate psychology sequence, then commence a fourth-year accredited psychology course, and finally, complete a two-year internship or two-year Master’s degree in order to work as a psychologist.
- Apply for general registration as a psychologist. All practising psychologists in Australia must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
- To gain endorsement to work as a clinical psychologist, undertake registrar training for up to two years, overseen by the Psychology Board of Australia.
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