• Clinical psychologists promote optimal levels of psychological functioning to decrease levels of psychological distress. They have expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a broad range of emotional and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, stress, substance addiction and abuse, adjustment to physical illness, relationship difficulties and learning disabilities.

    This program provides knowledge and professional skills in the area of clinical psychology through a combination of coursework, supervised practice, and research.

    The Master of Clinical Psychology currently has conditional accreditation with APAC, please contact the School of Psychology ( for further information.

    Students will gain a foundation in the scientific bases and practice of clinical psychology and receive training in clinical practice which employs evidence-based best practice model.

    Placement courses
    Students will undertake 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes not-for-profit organisations, community services, private practices and UQ’s internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

    Further information about clinical placements is available from the School of Psychology.

    Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

    Study options
    Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

    – Doctor of Psychology

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