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 and will offer opportunities to learn about ethical, legal and organisational planning used in community psychology settings.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. 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;  
  2. Exemplify the stage-appropriate professional competencies expected of provisional psychologists in a community setting;  
  3. Synthesise and integrate psychological theories with issues that arise in agency settings;  
  4. Exemplify reflective practice and implement ethical principles and decision making processes to community psychology work in the agency setting; and challenges in psychological practice settings and in the context of other professional services; and  
  5. Critically reflect on the appropriate use of generalist and specialist skills in the placement setting; and 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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