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School of Psychology

Our Head of School together with the school staff are committed to providing a personalised education experience for all. The School has developed outstanding postgraduate courses and an excellent reputation in the education of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.

The high quality of our postgraduate courses means that our graduates obtain the highest possible standards. Cairnmillar now offers an APAC approved Doctor Degree in Clinical Psychology. It is also offering places for APAC approved fourth and fifth year psychology programs. These options mean Cairnmillar now has several pathways for people to become psychologists. Our counselling and psychotherapy courses have also received accreditation from The Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).  Our former students speak appreciatively of their experiences at Cairnmillar. This reflects the fact that so many of our former students now hold leadership positions in the profession.

Psychology Courses

Our psychology courses are run by high quality staff who all have considerable experience in educating practitioners.

The staff complement their clinical experience with high level qualifications and commitment to educating future practitioners. Our School is well known for arranging relevant, challenging work place experiences with excellent supervision. These field placements can be in one of our internal student clinics or in an external agency, including schools, psychiatric hospitals, community health centres and private practices throughout Victoria

Counselling and Psychotherapy Courses

Our counselling and psychotherapy programs draw on more than 50 year’s specialist experience in teaching the skills required to become a psychotherapist.

Our program involves case presentations, role-play activities, the opportunity to undertake personal counselling, individual and group case supervision and supervised field placements. Our higher education counselling and psychotherapy program is accredited by PACFA to ensure our students reach the highest standards and achieve their career goals