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). pp. 113-119.

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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.

Item ID: 17600
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Keywords: clinical training; student survey; perceived quality
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 23:35
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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