Intake Date:

January, May and August each year

Course Details

Clinical Psychology is an applied field of psychology that specializes in the understanding,assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological dysfunctions. Central to the practice of clinical psychology is the use of psychological testing and psychotherapy. Clinical psychologists work together with other mental health professionals to promote psychological health, as well as prevent and relieve psychological problems.

The Master of Clinical Psychology program is a 66-credit hour professional course offered by HELP University through the Faculty of Behavioral Science.

For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please click on download brochure

Year 1


Semester 1

  • Clinical Interview & Basic Intervention Skills
  • Personality & Psychotherapy
  • Child Development, Health, & Dysfunctions
  • Social Cultural Context of Psychology
  • Diagnostic Testing I
  • Group Process I

Semester 2

  • Adult Development, Health & Dysfunctions
  • Clinical Research & Development Skills
  • Internal Practicum I
  • Group Process II

Semester 3

  • Diagnostic Testing II
  • Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory & Therapy
  • Internal Practicum II
  • Group Process III
Year 2

Semester 4

  • Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct & Law
  • Clinical Research Project I
  • External Practicum I
  • Professionalism Seminar I

Semester 5

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Research Project II
  • External Practicum II
  • Professionalization Seminar II

Semester 6

  • Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse
  • Clinical Research Project III
  • External Practicum III
  • Professionalization Seminar III

Assessment:

The 2-year full-time program consists of the following component:

  • Coursework (including assignments and exams)
  • Practical training
  • Research project

Because of the rigorous nature of the Clinical Psychology program, typically not more than 15 students are enrolled per intake. Therefore, entry to the program is very competitive and requires the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology, with at least a Second Class Honors (Upper division), and at least a CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or its equivalent (e.g., a Graduate Diploma in Psychology), from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution; AND
  2. In addition to their academic qualifications, short-listed applicants must successfully pass an interview (either face-to-face or via teleconferencing) with members of the Selection Committee. The following qualities will be evaluated during the interview:-
  • A high standard of written and oral communication skills (English language)
  • Ability and willingness to sustain high workloads
  • Capacity to relate to a wide range of people from different age, gender, ethnic-racial, cultural, socioeconomic, and vocational backgrounds
  • Experience in clinically-related field is an advantage, but not mandatory
  • The interview serves as the most important entry requirement in determining the goodness-of-fit between the applicants and this program. Applicants with strong academic qualification may still be rejected if they fail in the interview session.
Intake Date:

One intake per year, next intake commencing in January 2015. Application deadline is on 1 September 2014 (5pm).

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