Clinical Placement 1

Unit code: APC7005 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
APC6091 - Interventions 1 - Introduction to CBT; or
APC6005 - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Students will be introduced to a range of professional roles undertaken by clinical provisional psychologists and be offered perspectives on the roles in the interdisciplinary process. Students will have opportunities to observe clinical professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical psychological activities, and to learn about ethical, legal and organisational planning that are used in delivery at clinical setting. Learning will be conducted in a practical case-based clinical setting under supervision. Students will be supervised in the workplace by an approved supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Exemplify the stage-appropriate professional competencies expected of provisional psychologists in a multidisciplinary clinical setting, with due appreciation of the legal and ethical issues involved;
  2. Implement professional record maintenance skills in relation to log-books, progress notes and clinic files in an external agency;
  3. Exhibit familiarity with the inter-professional context of psychological service delivery and the role of inter-professional collaboration in providing holistic client care; and
  4. Implement ethical principles in the contextually specific clinical practice of the particular placement agency; and
  5. Exhibit an increasing ability to carry out clinical activities within the particular placement setting in a professional and reflective manner, with due appreciation of the legal and ethical issues involved.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: Pass/Fail
Successful completion of placement, evidenced by the clinical supervisor’s written evaluation form.
Assessment type: Other
Grade: Pass/Fail
Log book and supervision placement logs
Assessment type: Report
Grade: Pass/Fail
Clinical case study report relevant to the placement context

Required reading

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