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PSYC72-422: Professional Experience & Practice in Psychology

Description

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.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC72-422
EFTSL0.25
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit20
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $11,260
  • Commencing in 2021: $11,840

Learning outcomes

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • 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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020