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 RESEARCH OF TOMORROW
Psychological science is advancing at a rapid pace. Our researchers are leading the march and making discoveries that are shaping the future of society. We have significant engagement with industry as well as strong collaborations with national and international experts. Our areas of research strength encompass both applied and theoretical research in clinical, organisational, health, social, developmental, and cognitive neuropsychology.
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.
Leanne Geppert was in the first cohort of psychology undergraduate students at Griffith University and continued onto completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology (1995) and then Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) in 2008 both at Griffith University. Leanne has made outstanding contributions to the discipline of psychology in the area of mental health and led the development of the first ever Clinical Services Capability Framework for Queensland Mental Health (CSCF).
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June 13, 2018
Helping families improve early literacy skills for children on the autism spectrum
A shared book reading intervention to help language and literacy skills in preschoolers on the autism spectrum has been successfully delivered by Griffith University and Autism CRC.
June 12, 2018
Griffith celebrates 20 years at Logan
The Logan community came together as one to mark Griffith University's 20-year celebration at its newest campus.
June 10, 2018
A career in psycho-oncology results in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Professor Suzanne Chambers from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has become a recipient of this year's Queen's Birthday Honours with the award of Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
June 04, 2018
Griffith study finds stress can be contagious
The old adage of not bringing your work troubles home with you has even more significance according to a new study by a leading Griffith researcher.