This unit provides support to students whilst they are undertaking their practicum placement and a forum for development of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills. Supervision will allow students to reflect on their applied practice. For example, reflective practice skills, legal and ethical issues in the practice of professional psychology, competing roles and priority setting in the professional agency, developing one's 'place' as a professional psychologist and troubleshooting problems in the professional psychology setting.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and link Psychologist Competencies to Learning Contracts;  
  2. Exhibit Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills and critically reflect on the role of these skills in practice;  
  3. Implement the skills and knowledge learned in the course to applied settings;  
  4. Exhibit a sound knowledge of legal and ethical issues to the practice of professional psychology;  
  5. Critically reflect on one's 'place' as a professional psychologist, including in the context of other health professionals in which the psychology practice is embedded;  
  6. Exemplify reflective practice skills including identify and reflect on problems in the professional psychology setting.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Logbook and learning contract Pass/Fail
Report Placement report Pass/Fail
Report Supervisor's report Pass/Fail
Other Video of CBT skills role play Pass/Fail

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