Students will undertake a second clinical placement which will provide supervised clinical experience in a different external agency.  The placement spans this unit and APC6215 Placement 3 to make a total of 60 days.  Commencement of this second placement will depend on the availability of a suitable placement to meet the training requirements of the individual student.  Specific placement arrangements as set out in the Clinical Psychology Placement Handbook will be made by the Placement Coordinator in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
6
Unit code:
APC6217

Prerequisites

APC5218 - External Placement 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an increasing understanding of the factors involved in working as a clinical psychologist in a multidisciplinary clinical setting;  
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of student responsibilities in relation to log-books, progress notes and clinic files in an external agency;  
  3. Demonstrate development of familiarity with the organisational context and professional network in which the agency is embedded;  
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of ethical principles to clinical work in the particular placement agency; and  
  5. Demonstrate an increased ability to carry out clinical activities within the particular placement setting in a professional manner, with due appreciation of the legal as well as the ethical issues involved.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Review Evaluation - Completion of a satisfactory mid-placement review with the placement supervisor and the placement coordinator Pass/Fail
Minimum effective word length 3000 words

Required reading

Clinical Psychology Placement manual
Victoria University

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