Perspectives on clinical psychology training by students at Australian regional and urban universities

Helmes, Edward and Pachana, Nancy A. (2011) Perspectives on clinical psychology training by students at Australian regional and urban universities. Australian Psychologist, 46 2: 113-119. doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00032.x


Author Helmes, Edward
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Perspectives on clinical psychology training by students at Australian regional and urban universities
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
Publication date 2011-06-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00032.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 113
End page 119
Total pages 7
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Training in clinical psychology in Australia has become increasingly popular after coverage for psychological services under national Medicare was introduced. All regional universities in Australia offer clinical psychology training at the master's level, but little is known about how such training at these universities compares with training in larger, urban universities. Here, we report on results of surveys of clinical students and training directors at regional universities across Australia in order to contrast the perceived quality of training and various aspects of the nature of training. Responses from 190 students and all 35 directors of training show little difference in the perceived quality of training on several indices, with differences limited to the use of staff clinical research. Students at urban universities were less disposed to undertake a placement in a rural setting than those at regional universities.
Keyword Clinical training
Postgraduate training
Student survey
Perceived quality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 19 Oct 2011, 06:20:56 EST by Prof Nancy A Pachana on behalf of School of Psychology