This subject introduces students to the history of clinical psychology and current practices in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and the scientist-practitioner model through the examination of clinical psychology research methods and evidence-based therapies for adults, children, families, and groups. This subject also covers professional practice and ethical issues in clinical psychology.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate comprehension and application of a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
2. Demonstrate basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice and knowledge of psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural considerations, implementation and interpretation of some of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments.
3. Explain how basic psychological intervention strategies can be applied across a range of contexts including consideration of cultural responsiveness.
4. Cultural responsiveness for clinical psychology, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||13/02/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||06/03/2021|