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PSYC72-422: Professional Experience and Practice in Psychology September 2021 [Situated]

General information

In this subject, students will work in a clinic placement under the supervision of a registered psychologist. Students are required to complete at least 300 hours of professional experience. This supervised professional experience may occur partly through clinic activities in the on-campus psychology clinic. Some off-campus clinical placement/context of your learning each semester may also be required.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:PSYC72-422
Subject title:Professional Experience and Practice in Psychology
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2021
Credit points:20

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Situated

Workload items:
  • Placement: x14 (Total hours: 300) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: The Clinic Placement is for three days per week from orientation week until week 14. Each week there are four hour clinic meetings including seminars and case presentations.

Resources

Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways.
  2. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner, with a range of socially and culturally diverse clients.
  3. Perform appropriate standardised psychological testing, as part of broader assessment, to assess and interpret aspects of functioning.
  4. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy.
  5. Conduct professional interviews and assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment of risk, to formulate a conceptualisation of the presenting issues to determine the most appropriate interventions, including management of risk.
  6. Monitor outcomes and modifications based on evolving case formulation.
  7. Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.
  8. Implement appropriate, empirically supported interventions, and monitor clients’ progress and intervention outcomes.
  9. Demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals.
  10. Work effectively with a range of professional and support staff in the workplace and communicate and collaborate effectively, within the bounds of ethical and legal requirements.
  11. Operate within the boundaries of their professional competence, consult with peers or other relevant sources where appropriate, and refer on to relevant other practitioners where appropriate.
  12. Rigorously apply professional practice policies and procedures, including as they relate to referral management and record-keeping, across a range of workplace settings and with recognition of different organisational cultures and practices.
  13. Engage in self-reflective professional practice, taking account of the impact of their own values and beliefs, and taking appropriate actions as a result.
  14. Evaluate the effectiveness of their professional practice, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where needed.
  15. Demonstrate an understanding and application of cultural responsiveness, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  16. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice.
  17. Knowledge of relevant research evidence base and systems for area of practice.
  18. Knowledge of the requirements of regulatory and statutory authorities.
  19. Competence in the evaluation and application of research.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Workplace Performance Report ^ DVD Client Consultation and Feedback Review C Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Workplace Performance Report ^ Mid Placement Review C Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Workplace Performance Report ^ DVD Client Consultation and Feedback Review C Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Written Report Organisational Project C Week 11 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Workplace Performance Report ^ Final Placement Review C Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Seminar Presentation ^ Case Presentation C In Consultation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Clinical Folio ^ Weekly self-reflection N=1 Case Study Organisational Project Record of supervision sessions C Week 14* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

Pass Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Completion of a 300 hour on campus placement comprising client contact hours, supervision, plus skills training activities.

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Approved on: Jul 9, 2021. Edition: 3.3
Last updated: Sep 13, 2021.