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PSYC71-413: Professional Psychology

Description

 This subject introduces students to the theoretical frameworks used to develop evidence-based treatments in psychology.  The first half of the subject focuses on learning interpersonal communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research.  The second half of the subject focusses on exploring the behavioural procedures used to create positive change in client functioning. Students learn about the major theoretical frameworks and empirical findings used to conceptualise and understand client difficulties and treatments. Students are taught a number of techniques used to clarify the effects of difficult behaviours on client well being. This subject provides students with a basis for developing the theory-driven practical skills needed for effective psychological practice.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC71-413
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,950

Learning outcomes

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 appropriate interpersonal communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research.
3. Explain how basic psychological intervention strategies can be applied across a range of contexts including consideration of cultural responsiveness.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice.

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
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020