Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology PGDipChFamPsyc
UC offers master’s degrees in Child and Family Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology follows Part 1 of the master's degree and is for students who wish to become registered psychologists with the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board. Entry is limited to 8 places – applications close on 7 October.
This programme can be started alongside the second year of the master’s or in a subsequent year. It involves further academic work and work in practical placements in varied settings, and includes an internship year.
Candidates wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology must have either:
- a bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology; or
- a bachelor's degree with a major in Education and at least 135 points in Psychology, with at least 45 points in Psychology at 200 level, and 60 points in Psychology at 300 level or above; or
- any relevant bachelor's degree and a Graduate Diploma in Arts or a Graduate Diploma in Science in Psychology; or
- a bachelor's degree with a major in Education or Teaching and a minor in Psychology, provided that the candidate is also enrolled in an approved Master of Education.
Candidates must also have achieved a pass in PSYC 206 Research Design and Statistics, or an equivalent research methods paper; and completed CFPY 601, CFPY 602, CFPY 603 and CFPY 604, HLTH 672 and an approved research methods course; or equivalent, as approved by the Director, Health Sciences Centre. They must be either be currently enrolled in, or have completed a Master of Arts in Child and Family Psychology or a Master of Science in Child and Family Psychology, or equivalent; or be currently enrolled in, or have completed a PhD approved by the Director, Health Sciences Centre. They must also have been approved as a candidate by the Dean of Education.
Note: The diploma will be awarded on completion of the master's or PhD degree.
The course of study for the diploma shall comprise:
(b) supervised full-time practical work in one or more institutions approved by the Director, Health Sciences Centre. Such practical work will normally be the equivalent of one calendar year, and may only commence after a student has successfully completed CFPY 501 and CFPY 502. Under some circumstances, with the approval of the Director, Health Sciences Centre, the practical work may be completed over two or more years.
A candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology, who has previously completed the Endorsed Degree of Master of Education in Child and Family Psychology, may complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology under the 2009 regulations, by following a course of study approved by the Dean of Education, provided they commence enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology before 31 December 2013. This transitional arrangement shall lapse on 31 December 2016.
A candidate will normally complete the diploma within 27 months from the date of first enrolment. With the approval of the Dean of Education a candidate may complete the diploma within four years from the date of first enrolment.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology (University Regulations website).
For course advice contact the Heath Sciences Centre.