Master of Psychology (Forensic)

Bond University

Program Description

Master of Psychology (Forensic)

Bond University

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited four year sequence of study in Psychology (such as Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science) or equivalent within the last 10 years, and have achieved a minimum upper second class honours (H2A) or equivalent. Applicants must also be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0. Applicants are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview.

If you have obtained your qualifications outside Australia you must have your qualifications assessed prior to applying for this program and prior to applying for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society provides this assessment service for the Board and the assessment assists the Board in determining if your qualifications are equivalent to an ‘approved qualification’. However, it is important to note the final decision on equivalence rests with the Board. For more information on equivalency assessments please visit psychology.org.au.

If you obtained your qualifications outside Australia please submit evidence of your Australian Psychology Society equivalency with your application. You must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia before commencing the program.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides an in-depth analysis of the interface between psychology and law in relation to the criminal courts, as well as family and civil matters. The course covers all stages of the criminal justice system from investigation and interview through to pre-trial psychological assessment, involvement at the pre-sentencing stage and the treatment of convicted offenders. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach.

This program is also designed to provide education, knowledge, training and clinical skills in professional psychology to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist.

Placements are an integral part of this program. You will undertake practical placements as part of your training.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Foundation Subjects (7)

  • Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills
  • Forensic Psychopathology
  • Psychology and the Law 1
  • Psychology and the Law 2
  • Research Methods, Professional Practice and Ethics
  • Special Category Offenders

Elective Subjects (1)
One of the following electives:

  • Crime Analysis and Profiling
  • Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

Dissertation Subjects (4)
You will undertake a research project that allows you to investigate and report on a specialised topic in the area of forensic psychology. This component is equivalent to four subjects.

Practical Placements (4)

  • Internship: Part A (PSYC71-731)
  • Internship: Part B (PSYC71-732)
  • Externship I* (PSYC71-733)
  • Externship II* (PSYC71-734)

Students complete the first two-semester internship at the psychology clinic located on campus under staff supervision, and two externships in a clinical community setting under external supervision.

Students complete the first two-semester internship at the psychology clinic located on campus under staff supervision, and two externships in a clinical community setting under external supervision.

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES

This program meets the requirements set out by the Psychology Board of Australia. You will be eligible to apply for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia after two years of provisional registration. You will also be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and for associate membership of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This Master of Psychology (Forensic) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and has full approval of the APS for the purpose of associate membership to the APS College of Forensic Psychologists.

*Students may be required to travel outside the Gold Coast region to undertake their external placement. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from externship locations. If external placements are not completed on time students may need to extend beyond the six semesters in order to complete all the necessary components of the program. This may have an impact on Australian students in receipt of Centrelink benefits, and students are responsible for informing themselves on this matter.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2018
Duration
Duration
108 weeks
Full time
Price
Price
70,544 AUD
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Deadline
Locations
Australia - Robina, Queensland
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