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PSYC72-738: Externship II


Under the guidance of an Externship supervisor, you will complete the second of two Externships in a community setting. Throughout this semester, you are are required to complete a minimum of 320 hours in the placement. These hours comprise a minimum of 140 client contact hours (face to face only), 24 supervision hours, client-related activities. 

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC72-738
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 20
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

  1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways.
  2. Capacity to 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.
  3. Operate within the boundaries of their professional competence.
  4. Rigorously apply professional practice policies and procedures.
  5. Engage in self-reflective professional practice, taking account of the impact of their own values and beliefs, and taking appropriate actions as a result.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of their professional practice, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where needed.
  7. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding and application of cultural responsiveness, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice.
  10. Knowledge of current theories, systems, regulatory and statutory authorities.
  11. Apply advanced psychological knowledge for clinical psychology formulation, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology.
  12. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner.
  13. Apply advanced psychological knowledge in formulation, and culturally responsive assessment in the area of clinical psychology.
  14. Apply advanced psychological knowledge to culturally responsive interventions in the area of clinical psychology.
  15. Perform appropriate standardised psychological testing, as part of broader assessment, to assess and interpret aspects of functioning.
  16. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy.
  17. Utilise assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment and management of risk.
  18. Understand how to monitor outcomes and modifications based on evolving case formulation
  19. Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.
  20. Knowledge of supported interventions, and monitor clients’ progress and intervention outcomes.
  21. Demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals.

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

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

Students must have completed all pre-requisites in sequence before enrolling into this subject. Students are required to complete the number of placement hours in full to meet the requirements of the degree. This subject is offered in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) only.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.