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PSYC72-422: Professional Experience and 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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC72-422
EFTSL: 0.250
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 20
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $10,880.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $11,000.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $11,280.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $11,840.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $11,840.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $12,140.00

Learning objectives

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 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. 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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

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.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022