Students will be introduced to a range of professional roles undertaken by clinical provisional psychologists and be offered perspectives on the roles in the interdisciplinary process. Students will have opportunities to observe clinical professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical psychological activities, and to learn about ethical, legal and organisational planning that are used in delivery at clinical setting. Learning will be conducted in a practical case-based clinical setting under supervision. Students will be supervised in the workplace by an approved supervisor, with additional mentoring by university staff.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APC7005

Prerequisites

APC6091 - Interventions 1 - Introduction to CBT

APC6092 - Interventions 2 - Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exemplify the stage-appropriate professional competencies expected of provisional psychologists in a multidisciplinary clinical setting;  
  2. Implement professional record maintenance skills in relation to log-books, progress notes and clinic files in an external agency;  
  3. Exhibit familiarity with the organisational context and professional network in which the agency is embedded;  
  4. Implement ethical principles and decision making processes to clinical work in the particular placement agency; and  
  5. Exhibit a developing ability to carry out clinical activities within the particular placement setting in a professional manner, with due appreciation of the legal and ethical issues involved.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Successful completion of placement, evidenced by the clinical supervisor’s evaluation form. Pass/Fail
Journal Submission of a Placement Experience - Reflective Piece Pass/Fail
Case Study Submission of a clinical case study relevant to the placement context as per guidelines in the Placement Manual Pass/Fail
The assessment components are ungraded, but students must pass all components to pass the unit.

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