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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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