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HELP UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MASTER OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Offered By: HELP University

Introduction To The Course
Clinical Psychology is an applied field of psychology that specialises in the understanding, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological dysfunctions. Central to the practice of clinical psychology is the use of psychological testing and psychotherapy. Clinical psychologists work together with other mental health professionals to promote psychological health, as well as prevent and relieve psychological problems.

The Master of Clinical Psychology program is a 66-credit hour professional course offered by HELP University College through the
Faculty of Behavioral Science.

Course Duration
The entire programme can be completed in 6 semesters, over a period of 2 years.

Mode of Study

  • This is a 2-year full-time programme, consisting of coursework, practical training and research.
  • Lectures are typically scheduled on weekdays between 9 am to 6 pm, unless otherwise specified.

Admission Requirements
typically not more than 15 students are enrolled per intake. Therefore, entry to the programme is very competitive and requires the
following criteria:

  • Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology, with at least a Second Class Honors (Lower division),
    and at least a GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or its equivalent (e.g., a Graduate Diploma in Psychology), from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution; OR AND
  • In addition to their academic qualifications, short-listed applicants must successfully pass an interview (either face-to-face or via teleconferencing) with members of the Selection Committee. The following qualities will be evaluated during the interview:-
    • A high standard of written and oral communication skills (English language)
    • 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 field is an advantage, but not mandatory

The interview serves as the most important entry requirement in determining the goodness-of-fit between the applicants and this
programme. Applicants with strong academic qualification may still be rejected if they fail in the interview session.

Programme Requirement
The 2-year full-time programme consists of the following components:

  • Coursework (including assignments and exams)
  • Practical training
  • Research project

In addition, students must pass a series of clinical competency evaluation tasks within the course duration, in order to successfully
graduate from the programme.

Course Structure

Year Semester Code and Name of Subjects
Year I 1 MCL 601 – Clinical Interview and Basic Intervention Skills
MCL 602 – Personality and Psychotherapy
MCL 605 – Child Development, Health and Dysfunctions
MCL 607 – Social-Cultural Context of Psychology
MCL 603 – Diagnostic Testing I
MCL 614 – Group Process I
2 MCL 606 – Adult Development, Health and Dysfunctions
MCL 611 – Clinical Research and Evaluation Skills
MCL 612 – Internal Practicum I
MCL 615 – Group Process II
3 MCL 604 – Diagnostic Testing II
MCL 609 – Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy
MCL 608 – Family Systems Theory and Therapy
MCL 613 – Internal Practicum II
MCL 616 – Group Process III
Year II 4 MCL 617 – Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct and Law
MCL 622 – Clinical Research Project I
MCL 619 – External Practicum I
MCL 625 – Professionalization Seminar I
  5 MCL 610 – Clinical Neuropsychology
MCL 623 – Clinical Research Project II
MCL 620 – External Practicum II
MCL 626 – Professionalization Seminar II
  6 MCL 618 – Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
MCL 624 – Clinical Research Project III
MCL 621 – External Practicum III
MCL 627 – Professionalization Seminar III

Note: Sequence of subjects may vary from intake to intake

Training Facility
All clinical psychology trainees will undergo supervised practical training at the Center for Psychological and Counseling Services
(CPCS), operated under the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, HELP University College. Located within walking distance from the
Department of Psychology, CPCS provides the following services for both internal and external clients:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychotherapy / Counseling (individual, couple, family and group)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Dramatherapy
  • Employee Assistance Programme

There are 11 assessment/therapy rooms, including a child therapy room, family therapy room, and a multipurpose room for dramatherapy or group therapy. All rooms are fully equipped with audio-visual recording system for training and supervision purposes.

Assessment Scheme
The assessment format for coursework, typically consisting of assignments and examinations, varies from subject to subject. The
grading scheme is as follows:

Mark % Grade Grade Points Meaning
90-100
85-89
80-84
75-79
70-74
65-69
60-64
55-59
50-54
0-49
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CDF
4.00
3.75
3.50
3.25
3.00
2.75
2.50
2.25
2.00
0.00
Pass with High Distinction
Pass with Distinction
Pass with Credit
Pass with Credit
Pass
Pass
Fail
Fail
Fail
Fail

Practical training and research projects are assessed on a Pass / Fail basis.

Graduation Requirements
To successfully obtain the Master of Clinical Psychology degree, one must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completed all required coursework
  • Maintain a CGPA of at least 3.25 (Grade B or Pass with Credit)
  • Completed the following clinical competency based courses with a grade of B or higher:
    – MCL 604: Diagnostic Testing I
    – MCL 605: Diagnostic Testing II
    – MCL 612: Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct and Law
  • Completed Internal Practicum I & II and External Practicum I, II & III
  • Passed the Clinical Competency Evaluation (CCE) Diagnostic and Therapeutic exams
  • Passed the Clinical Research Project
  • Completed the above requirements within 5 years of enrolment

Admission Process
The application process for admission into the Master of Clinical Psychology programme requires the submission of material that will enable the Selection Committee to verify the applicant’s academic qualifications as well as goodness-of-fit with the programme. Because the admission process also takes into consideration the qualities essential to becoming an effective clinical psychologist, material is also required which will enable the Selection Committee to make a determination of the individual’s personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.

Please send your submission to the following address:
Dr. Ng Wai Sheng
Program Chair-Master of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology

Level 3, Block E
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara
Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights
Tel : 603 - 2095 8791

After reviewing each applicant’s qualifications, applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for a personal interview with the Selection Committee, who will render a final decision as to the applicant’s acceptance into the Clinical programme.

Fees

Application Fee
(On submission of application form for processing)
RM 600
Registration Fee
(This is a one-off payment made at the start of the program)
RM 1,400
Security Deposit
(Refundable upon graduation / withdrawal from course)
RM 300
Resource Fee
(One-off payment)
RM 300
Testing Kit
(One-off payment)
RM 100
Tuition Fee
(RM 1,500 x 23 units)
RM 34,500
TOTAL RM 37,200