This unit is designed to provide students with support in their field experience in a specialist setting. Supervision will focus on the development of reflective practice, ethical and legal issues relating to specialist practice, the translation of theories to the specialist applied setting, troubleshooting any practical problems arising on placement and determining the appropriate use of specialist and generalist skills.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit the application of knowledge of Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics in the placement setting;  
  2. Develop reflective practice skills, including the capacity to seek advice on problems and challenges arising in the placement setting  
  3. Critically review the connection with psychological theories and the work performed in the placement setting;  
  4. Exhibit the capacity to reflect on ones own leadership style; and  
  5. Critically reflect on the appropriate use of generalist and specialist skills in the placement setting in the context of other professional services.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Submission of a Placement Experience - Reflective Piece (indicative 1000 words) Pass/Fail
Report Placement report Pass/Fail
Report Supervisor's report Pass/Fail

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