Master of Clinical Psychology

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Master of Clinical Psychology

KPT/JPS (R2/311/7/0019) (A8077) 09/22

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.

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Year 1

1 (Jan-Apr)

  • MCL 601 – Clinical Interview & Basic Intervention Skills
  • MCL 602 – Child Development, Health & Dysfunctions
  • MCL 606 – Personality & Psychotherapy
  • MCL 607 – Adult Development, Health & Dysfunctions
  • MCL 610 – Family Systems Theory & Therapy


2 (May – August)

  • MCL 604 – Diagnostic Testing I
  • MCL 605 – Diagnostic Testing II
  • MCL 611 – Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy
  • MCL 614 – Internal Practicum I


3 (Sept-Dec)

  • MCL 608 – Social-Cultural Context of Psychology
  • MCL 613 – Clinical Research & Evaluation Skills
  • MCL 616 – 618 – Group Process I, II & III
  • MCL 615 – Internal Practicum II


Year 2

4 (Jan-Apr)

  • MCL 612 – Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct & Law
  • MCL 603 – Clinical Neuropsychology
  • MCL 609 – Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse
  • MCL 619 – External Practicum I
  • MCL 622 – Clinical Research Project I
  • MCL 625 – Professionalization Seminar I

5 (May – August)

  • MCL 620 – External Practicum II
  • MCL 623 – Clinical Research Project II
  • MCL 626 – Professionalization Seminar II

6 (Sept-Dec)

  • MCL 621 – External Practicum III
  • MCL 624 – Clinical Research Project III
  • MCL 627 – Professionalization Seminar III

Assessment:

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

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

Note: Sequence of subjects may vary from intake to intake. Curriculum is subject to changes due to MQA requirements.

Year 1

1 (July – August)

  • MCL 601 – Clinical Interview & Basic Intervention Skills
  • MCL 606 – Personality & Psychotherapy


2 (Sept – Dec)

  • MCL 602 – Child Development, Health & Dysfunctions
  • MCL 611 – Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy
  • MCL 604 – Diagnostic Testing I
  • MCL 608 – Social-Cultural Context of Psychology


3 (Jan – Apr)

  • MCL 607 – Adult Development, Health & Dysfunctions
  • MCL 610 – Family Systems Theory & Therapy
  • MCL 605 – Diagnostic Testing II
  • MCL 614 – Internal Practicum I

4 (May – August)

  • MCL 613 – Clinical Research & Evaluation Skills
  • MCL 616 – 618 – Group Process I, II & III
  • MCL 615 – Internal Practicum II


Year 2

5 (Sept – Dec)

  • MCL 609 – Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse
  • MCL 612 – Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct & Law
  • MCL 603 – Clinical Neuropsychology
  • MCL 619 – External Practicum I
  • MCL 622 – Clinical Research Project I
  • MCL 625 – Professionalization Seminar I

6 (Jan – Apr)

  • MCL 620 – External Practicum II
  • MCL 623 – Clinical Research Project II
  • MCL 626 – Professionalization Seminar II

7 (May – August)

  • MCL 621 – External Practicum III
  • MCL 624 – Clinical Research Project III
  • MCL 627 – Professionalization Seminar III

Assessment:

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

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

Note: Sequence of subjects may vary from intake to intake. Curriculum is subject to changes due to MQA requirements.

Because of the rigorous nature of the Clinical Psychology program, typically not more than 12-15 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 2019/2020

Jul 2019 Intake application submission:4th April 2019

Jan 2020 Intake application submission:15 September 2018