Graduates of the Cairnmillar Institute’s courses in clinical psychology are highly sought after for their academic acumen and professional suitability. They have an appreciation of the breadth and depth of psychological practice and are creative and flexible in their thinking. Graduates are committed to working within the scientist-practitioner model and to using interventions and assessments that have been empirically validated. They are familiar with working with a range of clients and severity of client presentations. Their practice is ethical and culturally sensitive. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology (Post-Registration) have developed skills in each of the areas listed below, preparing them to commence the PsyBA Registrar Program.

Students who satisfactorily complete the Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration) will have achieved advanced knowledge and skills in the following areas of study:

  • Apply the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) Code of Ethics as well as relevant legislation that informs current professional practice. 
  • Develop knowledge of a broad range of assessment measures and demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical frameworks and psychometric properties that support their empirical validation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a select range of empirically validated interventions suitable for use with adults and children. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of interventions used for work with clients who have complex presentations. 
  • Demonstrate an expert understanding of a topic relevant to Clinical Psychology. This understanding is exhibited by the ability to: interpret previous findings and developments relevant to their research in Clinical Psychology and devise an original research project that is based on sound and current research methods.