Clinical Psychology

Treating mental illness begins with an understanding of the disorders.

We believe mental illness is among the most crucial issues affecting society today.
That’s why we offer clinical psychology courses at Swinburne.

Clinical psychology courses are an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to specialise in psychopathology, the study of mental and clinical disorders. This includes the assessment and treatment of clinical disorders, such as anxiety disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, alcohol dependence, childhood disorders and psychogeriatric conditions. You’ll also have the option of exploring clinical psychology in conjunction with forensic science: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your wisdom to the workplace as you will have completed an accreditation placement. As the program is designed to meet APAC accreditation most graduates expect to progress to careers in clinical psychology practice. Graduates can also choose to work in psychiatric hospital settings, community mental health centres, specialist services for particular clinical groups, education and more.

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Become a psychologist


At Swinburne, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Our degrees support the path to becoming a fully registered psychologist, as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Clinical psychology courses

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