HELP runs one of the older and better established Clinical Psychology training programmes in Malaysia. The Masters in Clinical Psychology is a full-time course that starts in January and runs for 2 years.
In common with all Masters in Clinical Psychology the training is split into academic study at the university and ‘learning on the job’ on placement.
The information below was taken from HELP’s website and brochure on November 2020. Please do check this information on their website incase they have updated it.
Their website states that the course has the following elements:
- Clinical Interview and Basic Intervention Skills
- Personality and Psychotherapy
- Diagnostic Testing
- Child Development, Health and Dysfunctions
- Adult Development, Health and Dysfunctions
- Social-cultural Context of Psychology
- Family Systems Theory and Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Therapy
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Clinical Research and Evaluation Skills
- Internal Practicums
- Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct and Law
- Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
- External Practicums
- Clinical Research Project
- Clinical Competency Evaluation
- Professionalisation Seminars
For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please see their course webpage.
The Department of Psychology is on Level 8, Wisma HELP, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
However, teaching is carried out at the new HELP campus at Help Subang 2, Persiaran Cakerawala, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor.
You can request the fees on HELP’s website: http://help.edu.my/psychology/programmes/master-of-clinical-psychology.html#fees
Between 10 to 15 students per year.
If you are not Malaysian or you do not have Permanent Residence you should check whether the Masters in Clinical Psychology from Malaysia would be recognised in your home country.
- Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology, with at least a Second Class Honors (Upper division) or at least a CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or its equivalent such as a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
- A high standard of written and oral communication skills (in English).
- 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 fields is an advantage, but not mandatory.
Shortlisted applicants must pass an interview with members of the selection committee
This entry was written on 2nd November 2020. Please refer to the course website for the most up-to-date information. If you are a representative of the course and would like anything changed please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I completed my bachelors of Psych(Hons) in Queensland, Australia. I am applying for the second time for my masters of Clinical Psychology in Australia.
However, I am considering applying for my Masters in clinical psychology in Malaysia as a back up if I don’t get successful in Australia for this round.
My questions are:
1) What Universities in Malaysia are highly reputable to study the masters of clinical psychology programme?
2) if I was to go back to Australia to work in the future what masters program in Malaysia has good grounding for assessment by the APS (Australian Psychological Society) to have my qualifications valid to work in Australia?
3) Have Psychologist in Malaysia been able to work in Australia having a Malaysian clinical masters degree(e.g from HELP University)
Hi Kieron, if you’re aim is to work in Australia as a clinical psychologist then it would be much better study and qualify in Australia. I don’t think that the Australian authorities regard the Malaysian Masters of Clinical Psychology as being equivalent to the Australian Masters of Clinical Psychology. I don’t know of anyone who has been able to work in Australia on the basis of a Malaysian Masters of Clinical Psychology. However, I should say that I am not certain that it is impossible – perhaps you can search LinkedIn or ask HELP university (which runs one of the longest established courses) if any of their alumni have left to work in Australia.