This unit is the capstone unit for the program. This unit examines and evaluates the multiple roles of the community psychologist as a practitioner. These roles include provider of psychological services as a generalist psychologist and roles such as participant-observer, evaluator, consultant, researcher, change agent, networker, trainer, negotiator, facilitator. Students reflect upon and identify their existing capabilities, competencies and skills, and then identify their gaps in competencies. From this self-reflection, a learning contract will be developed to formulate a professional practice plan in preparation for their future workplace.
|1.||Critically review professional issues relevant to psychological practice;|
|2.||Integrate and evaluate the learning acquired in academic course work and on placement;|
|3.||Enhance the capacity for self-reflection and reflective practice as a psychologist;|
|4.||Clarify values in relation to working as a community psychologist, in the light of Course and Practicum experience, with particular emphasis on culture, gender, ability and minority group identification; and|
|5.||Devise plans for enhancing competencies as community psychologists in future work settings.|
|Presentation||Seminar presentation and report (1500 words)||30%|
|Project||Professional practice plan including self-evaluation and aims for continuing education and professional practice (2500 words)||70%|
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