Psychology Internship Sydney

Details regarding: Clinical, Forensic, Neuropsychology and Educational/Developmental Internships


Brief description of Placement:

The Sydney Counselling Centre provides post-graduate internships focusing on clinical, forensic, neuropsychological and educational/developmental assessments, interventions and ongoing therapy services at Masters and Doctoral level.

Source of clients is by way of referrals direct for the community; Legal Aid or legal representatives, Officeof the Director of Public Prosecutions and/or the Courts, the NSW Children’s Court Clinic, Family Law Court of Australia; Centrelink's ‘Personal Support Program’ whose referral base is the occupational psychologists and Job Capacity Assessors (JCA's) within Centrelink; and our employment programs for people who are long-term unemployed with psychological and psychiatric barriers to work.

General counselling and assessment of children and adults within the community for education, learning difficulties, giftedness and vocational reviews are also routinely conducted.


Client group:

Primarily adult, though some adolescent and child work available


Predominant therapeutic orientation:

CBT, family, systems and brief therapy interventions


Type of Clinical work available:

Students would have a mix of assessments and short-term therapeutic interventions. Where possible opportunities for Court attendances and/or assessments within correctional facilities may be offered.

Students would be expected to be in their later years of post-graduate training, unless otherwise negotiated. An ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and professionalism is a pre-requisite. Sydney Counselling Centre prides itself on the quality of its internship program and has taken students from universities from all over Australia, UK, Europe and USA.

Preferred structure of placements:

Usually 2-3 days per week (negotiable).



For further information and to discuss and obtain placement details and guidelines, objectives and negotiate dates

– contact Dr Gary Banks, Principal Clinical Psychologist at the address below.