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Clinical Psychologist

Provide support and psychological services to people with mental health conditions.
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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.

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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.

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How to become a Clinical Psychologist


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To gain general registration and endorsement to work as a Clinical Psychologist, you must complete six years of study plus two years of supervised practice.

  1. Undertake a four-year undergraduate sequence in psychology. This could be either a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), or a three-year Bachelor of Psychological Science followed by an accredited fourth year program such as a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced). Alternatively, if you have already completed an unrelated bachelor degree, you can complete a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced). The degree you choose must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
  2. Apply for provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, before completing a further two years of study in an APAC-approved Master of Psychology (Clinical).
  3. 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.
  4. To be eligible for an Area of Practice Endorsement (AoPE) in clinical psychology, you must complete a two-year registrar program which involves supervised professional practice and completion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

This degree provides you with a four-year sequence in Psychology and can be used as a stepping stone to a career as a Psychologist.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

This qualification will develop your knowledge of human behaviour and may be used as a starting point for a career as a Psychologist.

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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

If you already have a degree in psychology, this qualification will provide you with specialist skills and knowledge in clinical psychology.

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How do Clinical Psychologists rate their role?
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Job satisfaction
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Job security
3.8
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Oct 2018
If I had my time again I wouldn't have done Clinical Psychology
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Clinical psychology
The good things
As a Clinical Psychologist, your duties are varied so there is never a boring work day - you could be doing assessment, treatment, life coaching, risk assessment, working with individuals or groups. T...
The challenges
The down sides to Clinical Psychology is the amount of time you spend studying for this specialist title (typically a 4-year Undergrad course plus 2-years minimum Postgrad course PLUS 2-years supervis...
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Oct 2018
Being a clinical psychologist enables you to make a difference to children and family's lives.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Clinical Psychology
The good things
Multidisciplinary team environment of supportive and empathetic individuals. Variety of work activities/responsibilities. Making a difference to children and their families. Opportunity to use my rang...
The challenges
Department is considerably understaffed. Environment is toxic with building mould and traumatised clients. Extensive pressure to see more and more clients, with no changes to current systems. Hence wo...
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