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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology – PGDipClinPsych

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this postgraduate diploma, a student must have completed the requirements for:

a the Degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science in Psychology from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

c a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

and

d passed PSYCH 708, 718, 723 with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

e demonstrated in accordance with approved selection criteria determined by the Faculty of Science the qualities necessary for a person seeking a qualification as a Clinical Psychologist. This will normally require an interview, submission of academic transcripts and appropriate letters of reference.

2 Candidates must continue to meet the requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) for Professional and Ethical behavior.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 a A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma who has completed the requirement for a Masters Degree in Psychology which included a thesis, or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology, must follow a programme of the equivalent of four consecutive full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 240 points.

b Any other student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must follow a programme of the equivalent of six consecutive full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points.

Structure and Content

4 a A student who has completed the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology or a Masters Degree in Psychology which included a thesis must follow a programme of 240 points as listed in Option 1 in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Schedule.

b Any other student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must follow a programme of 360 points as listed in Option 2 in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Schedule.

c A student who has not previously passed, or been credited with a pass in PSYCH 718 and 723, or PSYCH 709 and 747 will be required to take PSYCH 718 and 723 or their equivalents before taking Part III.

d A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma has to carry out satisfactorily such practical or clinical work as the Head of School of Psychology may require.

e A student has to pass both the written work and the practical or clinical work in order to pass each Part of the programme. However, a student who passes the practical or clinical work of Part III but fails the final examination may, at the discretion of the Head of School of Psychology, be required to pass a special examination in order to meet the requirements of the programme. A student who fails any year of the programme may, at the discretion of the Dean following a recommendation from the Head of School of Psychology, be declined permission to enrol again in that year of the programme or in the programme as a whole.

5 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Variations

6 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

7 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020. The 2006 regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology were thereby repealed.

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych) Schedule

Requirement:

Option 1 – 240 points

Part I: 60 points PSYCH 771

Part II: 60 points PSYCH 772

Part III: 120 points PSYCH 773

Option 2 – 360 points

Thesis: 120 points PSYCH 796

Part I: 60 points PSYCH 771

Part II: 60 points PSYCH 772

Part III: 120 points PSYCH 773

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