Dr Chien Gooi

Dr Chien Gooi

Senior Lecturer
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours in Psychology) - UNSW
  • Bachelor of Commerce - UNSW
  • Master of Science - University of Sydney
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - University of Sydney
School of Psychology

I am a registered Psychologist (with endorsement in Clinical Psychology) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I am also a Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor and Supervisor Trainer.

As an Education Focused Senior Lecturer with UNSW Psychology, I direct the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program. I also chair the Australian Psychology Placement Alliance (APPA) and was the founding chair of the NSW-ACT Psychology Placement Consortium (NAPC). These are networks of psychology educators overseeing practicum training and governance in postgraduate psychology programs.

In addition, I am also an Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

I manage and coordinate the Placement Review website which hosts two online psychology competency assessment tools, VMAT-CYPRS (Clinical Psychology) and PCAM (Professional Psychology). These assessment tools are used by 19 education institutions across Australia and New Zealand in the assessment of practicum competencies within the context of postgraduate psychology training.


Level 8, Mathews Building UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Anderson RA; Gooi CH; Oxenham V; Player M; Grimsgaard C; Collison J; Kambouropoulos A; Moses K, 2023, 'What counts? A Delphi consensus-based approach to interpreting accreditation standards for Direct Client Activities in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology programs', Australian Psychologist, 58, pp. 457 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050067.2023.2225694
    Journal articles | 2022
    Quinlan E; Paparo J; Gooi CH; Deane FP, 2022, '“It’s just a table of numbers”: the search for pedagogical meaning in psychology practicum logbooks', Clinical Psychologist, 26, pp. 309 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13284207.2022.2073210
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gonsalvez CJ; Terry J; Deane FP; Nasstasia Y; Knight R; Gooi CH, 2021, 'End-of-placement failure rates among clinical psychology trainees:exceptional training and outstanding trainees or poor gate-keeping?', Clinical Psychologist, 25, pp. 294 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13284207.2021.1927692
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gooi CH; Quinlan E; Paparo J; Deane FP, 2021, 'Balancing the books: a benchmarking study into Australian postgraduate psychology practicum logbooks', Australian Psychologist, 56, pp. 335 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050067.2021.1913970
    Journal articles | 2021
    Paparo J; Beccaria G; Canoy D; Chur-Hansen A; Conti JE; Correia H; Dudley A; Gooi C; Hammond S; Kavanagh PS; Monfries M; Norris K; Oxlad M; Rooney RM; Sawyer A; Sheen J; Xenos S; Yap K; Thielking M, 2021, 'A New Reality: The Role of Simulated Learning Activities in Postgraduate Psychology Training Programs', Frontiers in Education, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.653269
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gonsalvez CJ; Deane FP; Terry J; Hoong Gooi C, 2020, 'Anatomy of psychology practitioner competence: Clustering approach reveals the hierarchical organization of competencies', Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12347
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gonsalvez CJ; Deane FP; Terry J; Hoong Gooi C, 2020, 'Anatomy of psychology practitioner competence: Clustering approach reveals the hierarchical organization of competencies.', Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0101779
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lipnicki DM; Crawford J; Kochan NA; Trollor JN; Draper B; Reppermund S; Maston K; Mather KA; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS, 2017, 'Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Mortality: The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, pp. 388 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.10.014
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sachdev PS; Lipnicki DM; Kochan NA; Crawford JD; Thalamuthu A; Andrews G; Brayne C; Matthews FE; Stephan BCM; Lipton RB; Katz MJ; Ritchie K; Carrière I; Ancelin ML; Lam LCW; Wong CHY; Fung AWT; Guaita A; Vaccaro R; Davin A; Ganguli M; Dodge H; Hughes T; Anstey KJ; Cherbuin N; Butterworth P; Ng TP; Gao Q; Reppermund S; Brodaty H; Schupf N; Manly J; Stern Y; Lobo A; Lopez-Anton R; Santabárbara J; Zimmerman M; Derby C; Leung GTY; Chan WC; Polito L; Abbondanza S; Valle E; Colombo M; Vitali SF; Fossi S; Zaccaria D; Forloni G; Villani S; Christensen H; MacKinnon A; Easteal S; Jacomb T; Maxwell K; Bowman A; Burns K; Broe A; Dekker J; Dooley L; De Permentier M; Fairjones S; Fletcher J; French T; Foster C; Nugent-Cleary-Fox E; Gooi C; Harvey E; Helyer R; Hsieh S; Hughes L; Jacek S; Johnston M; McCade D; Meeth S; Milne E; Moir A; O'Grady R; Pfaeffli K; Pose C; Reuser L; Rose A; Schofield P; Shahnawaz Z; Sharpley A; Thompson C; Queisser W; Wong S; Mayeux R; Brickman A; Luchsinger J; Sanchez D; Tang MX; Andrews H; Marcos G; De-La-Cámara C; Saz P; Ventura T; Quintanilla MA; Lobo E, 2015, 'The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in diverse geographical and ethnocultural regions: The COSMIC Collaboration', PLoS ONE, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0142388
  • Conference Presentations | 2024
    Anderson R; Player M; Kambouropoulos A; Grimsgaard C; Moses K; Oxenham V; Collison J; Gooi C, 2024, 'What counts as Direct Client Activities in Australian clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology programs? Results of a Delphi study.', presented at Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference 2023, Hobart, Australia, 08 September 2024 - 10 September 2023
    Reports | 2024
    McCarthy A; Seeley-Wait E; Baranoff J; Hendricks K; McNab C; Williams N; Gooi C, 2024, Guidelines and Recommendations for the Use of Workplace Placements
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Bostock C; Gooi C; Rowe A, 2023, 'Student emotions about administrative law: Findings from a study at an Australian university', presented at Australasian Law Academics Association Conference 2023, Christchurch, New Zealand, 06 June 2023 - 08 June 2023
    Reports | 2023
    Gooi C; Anderson R; Oxenham V; Moses K; Player M; Grimsgaard C, 2023, Guidelines for Direct Client Activities: Principles and considerations
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Gooi C; Grimsgaard C; Moses K; Oxenham V; Kambouropoulos A; Player M; Anderson R, 2023, 'Greater Clarity and More Consistency: Defining Direct Client Activities in Postgraduate Psychology Training.', presented at Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference 2023, Hobart, Australia, 08 September 2023 - 10 September 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Rowe A; Bostock C; Gooi C, 2023, 'The impact of emotions on student learning in law.', presented at Legal Education Research Conference 2023, Sydney, Australia, 20 November 2023 - 21 November 2023
    Conference Posters | 2023
    Wijenayake N; Gribble L; Gooi C; Ziaeyan Bahri M; Joukhadar G; Ortiz Ceberio N; Iida S; Sun Y; Honson V, 2023, 'From all Angles Exploring feedback in practice and theory', Brisbane, presented at HERDSA, Brisbane, 04 July 2023 - 07 July 2023, https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2023/program/
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Auton J; Kambouropoulos A; Dudley A; Quinlan E; Gooi C, 2021, 'The Australian Postgraduate Psychology Logbook Working Group: Processes and recommendations', presented at Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference 2021, Online, Australia, 17 September 2021 - 19 September 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Gooi C; McGregor A, 2021, 'Skills Enhancement through Deliberate Practice and Simulation Training: Working with Low Frequency High Impact Client Situations', presented at UNSW Education Festival 2021, UNSW, Australia, 23 November 2021 - 27 November 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Gooi C; Quinlan E; Auton J; Kambouropoulos A; Dudley A, 2021, Recommendations for Australian Postgraduate Psychology Practicum Logbooks
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Gooi C; Quinlan E; Paparo J; Deane F, 2021, 'What happens when you compare 40 postgraduate psychology program's placement logbooks?', presented at Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference 2021, Online, Australia, 17 September 2021 - 19 September 2021
    Conference Posters | 2021
    Thiele K; Wardrop J; Birzniece V; Campbell P; Crea T; Gooi C; Gribble L; Honson V; Helme-Guizon L; Kim J; Maloney C; Peters E; Mills E; Costello E, 2021, 'Connecting Threads – Enriching the EF Community', Sydney, Australia, presented at UNSW Office of the PVC Education 2020 Learning and Teaching Forum, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 2021 - 21 November 2020, https://viewer.joomag.com/education-festival-poster-ebooklet-2021/0772802001637307966?short&

My education focused grants and teaching contracts are as below.

  • NSW Department of Health Education and Training Teaching Contracts (2020 - 2024) = AUD 49,400
  • NSW Department of Education Teaching Contracts (2024) = AUD 1,400
  • UNSW Education Focused Career Development Funding (2020 - 2022) = AUD 13,300
  • UNSW Education Focused Fellowship (2022) = AUD 42,410
  • UNSW Education Focused Grant (2023) = AUD 3,000


  • 2023 Australian Psychological Society Outstanding Accredited Supervisor of the Year Award
  • 2021 Senior Fellowship of the Advanced HE (UK)
  • 2021 UNSW Scientia Education Academy Teaching News You Can Use Honourable Mention
  • 2020 UNSW Dean of Science Education Excellence Award

My research activities involve scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), mainly in the areas of clinical psychology competencies and postgraduate psychology practicum governance.