Recognised as one of the leading departments of psychology in Australia
The School is committed to providing students with a rich learning experience that lays the foundations for a range of career options suited to students’ strengths and interests. We are leaders in psychology education in Australia, as well as offering accredited Bachelor degree training in counselling.
Our strong focus on skill-based courses and applying psychological knowledge across a broad range of professional contexts is unique, and essential if you are to provide effective assistance for people with personal, health, vocational, or social difficulties.
The School has three psychology clinics. The Griffith University Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt Psychology Clinics provide high quality, affordable psychological services for the general public. The Nyunga Centre is a joint initiative between Brisbane Catholic Education and the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast.
Learning and teaching the future
Griffith’s School of Applied Psychology is recognised as one of the leading departments of psychology in Australia. A number of teaching initiatives in the School of Applied Psychology have been benchmarked as national best practice, and our staff have received national awards for excellence in teaching. Students have the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning at all levels of training
One of less than 20 male Aboriginal Registered Psychologists nationally, and a strong Gamilaroi man, Clinton Schultz founded Marumali Consultations to provide culturally responsive wellbeing support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A Bachelor of Psychological Science 2007 and Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours 2008 graduate, Clinton consults around organisational cultural responsiveness, and on the Queensland Child Deaths Case Review Panel. He also provides key guidance on supporting Indigenous children.
In 2016 Clinton founded ‘Clinto’s Kupmurri’ food van to provide education about healthy, native focused foods and assist in creating understanding and appreciation of culture, wellness and nutrition. He also created ‘Sobah’ Australia’s first non-alcoholic Aboriginal owned craft beers and the aligned social venture ‘Sobah Initiative’ to provide funding and rehabilitation programs that are culturally responsive and founded on Indigenist principles of holistic wellbeing.
Students with disabilities
If you have a disability we can arrange specialised support.
First-time fathers needed for study on adjusting to parenthood
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Kungullanji program highlights value of Indigenous research
27 Feb 2019
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Program aims to beat phobias in pre-school children
21 Feb 2019
Griffith researchers are helping to reduce phobias in young children.