This unit provides students with extended knowledge of specialist psychological practice settings, and the roles and responsibilities taken by professional psychologists in these settings. It is also designed to integrate academic learning with professional applications. Work will be carried out on tasks and activities negotiated with the placement supervisor and approved by university staff.

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APM6021 - Practicum 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Successfully complete a supervised practice in an agency setting;  
  2. Integrate psychological theories with issues that arise in agency settings;  
  3. Employ complex negotiation skills to determine strategies for resolving practical problems and challenges in psychological practice settings; and  
  4. Distinguish between generalist and specialist skills and apply them in psychological practice settings.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Learning contracts Pass/Fail
Journal Log book Pass/Fail
Report Placement Report Pass/Fail
Report Supervisor's Report Pass/Fail
Minimum effective word limit 6500 words Assessment will be Satisfactory or Non-satisfactory.

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