The limited entry Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology is designed for students who wish to become registered child and family psychologists with the New Zealand Psychologists' Board.
It involves a programme of academic study and professional development, which consists of practicums and internships. The Child and Family Psychology programme is based within the renowned Te Kura Matai Hauora | School of Health Sciences at UC, and students can get applied experience in the Pukemanu Centre which offers free counselling for families in the Ōtautahi Christchurch region.
Students wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology must have either:
You must also either be currently enrolled in, or have completed, a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) in Child and Family Psychology, or a PhD, or equivalent study approved by the Director, School of Health Sciences.
The PGDipChFamPsyc can be started after Part I of the MA or MSc in Child and Family Psychology (or an approved Master of Education) is completed. This programme can then be started alongside the second year of the master's, or in a subsequent year.
Students must also have completed the following courses:
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
This is a limited-entry qualification and a special application is required for this programme - see 'How to apply' below.
Students also need to be approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
Entry is limited to a maximum of 10 places - applications close on 1 October each year. For more application details and the application form for this limited entry programme, please see the Child and Family Psychology webpage.
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