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PSYC71-413: Professional Psychology May 2021 [Standard]

General information

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 focuses 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 several 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.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:PSYC71-413
Subject title:Professional Psychology
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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

Standard

Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended study hours

Resources

Prescribed resources:
  • Bianca Murphy,Carolyn Dillon (2014). Interviewing in Action in a Multicultural World. 5th ed, Cengage Learning , 592.
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)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  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.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Competency Test Demonstration of communication and interview skills, and self-reflection. 50% Week 7 1, 2.
Written Report Behaviour Change Project please note that the final submission for this project is in Week 11, but students will be asked to submit two of the components in Weeks 8 and 9 in order to ensure that they are on track with the assignment. 50% Week 11 1, 3, 4.
  • * 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

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 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.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

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.

Accessibility and Inclusion 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

The principles of effective communication and overview of the scientist practitioner model.

Skills development in effective communication

Skills training in motivational interviewing

Overview and skills training in conflict resolution

Applying communication to diverse cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Investigation of frameworks for targeting and measuring problem behaviour

Methods for understanding and analysing behaviours arising from psychopathology

Conducting functional assessments of children including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Tics and Tourettes

Reinforcer loss model for understanding depressive disorders, and charting fear based responses for client functioning.

Applying functional analysis with criminal behaviours

Application with alcohol and drug disorders

Application of functional analysis to psychosis and revision of the semesters content.

Approved on: Mar 12, 2021. Edition: 2.7
Last updated: May 4, 2021.