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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to apply learning from other units in the course to real psychological practice. The  second of two  psychology practica broadens and diversifies the responsibilities acquired in the first practicum unit.  Students  continue to develop autonomy, inter-personal and professional skills, and a level of independent practice, while gaining proficiency in applying psychological knowledge and skills, consistent with current relevant ethical and legal frameworks, inter-professional and mental health practice standards.

Unit content

This unit includes a one week residential prior to commencement of practicum.

  • Introduction to psychological and collaborative practice, including legal and ethical obligations relevant to public safety and that of psychologists and inter-professional practitioners
  • Psychological assessments and treatments which may include interviewing, case formulation, treatment planning and evidence-based therapeutic intervention
  • Attendance at and participation supervision meetings, including receiving and responding to feedback
  • Instruction and guidance in the choice of assessment instruments, the development and evaluation of psychological case formulations and action plans, and the construction of reports

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate competency in the skills required to conduct psychological interviews and assessments
2 apply and demonstrate competency in the skills required to analyse, interpret and report information to develop case formulations
3 demonstrate competency in applying and critically reflecting on effective communication, interpersonal skills, cultural responsivity, and ethical and professional practice with clients, colleagues, inter-professional agencies and other key stakeholders
4 demonstrate competency in the skills required to deliver and evaluate evidence-based psychological interventions

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate competency in the skills required to conduct psychological interviews and assessments
  2. apply and demonstrate competency in the skills required to analyse, interpret and report information to develop case formulations
  3. demonstrate competency in applying and critically reflecting on effective communication, interpersonal skills, cultural responsivity, and ethical and professional practice with clients, colleagues, inter-professional agencies and other key stakeholders
  4. demonstrate competency in the skills required to deliver and evaluate evidence-based psychological interventions

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.