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Unit description

Introduce students to advanced concepts and skills related to professional roles in psychology in both the clinical and research domains, as well as those that may apply in a wide range of employment settings. The content will foster critical thinking, ethical interpersonal behaviour, personal reflection and interviewing skills. This unit employs a combination of problem based learning and teacher-directed activities. Students are provided training in pre-professional skills and receive feedback on their performance and their ability to critique their own work. Introductory training in motivational interviewing, cultural responsiveness and exposure to Indigenous Knowledge regarding psychosocial factors affecting wellness is provided.

Unit content

  1. Engaging a client using motivational interviewing
  2. Helping a client move towards change using motivational interviewing
  3. Ethical principles in practice
  4. Implementing standardised psychological instruments in practice
  5. Cultural awareness and responsiveness
  6. Generic professional skills for careers in psychology

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate pre-professional communication and interviewing skills
2collaborate to formulate solutions to address ethical dilemmas appropriate to psychology
3examine widely used standardised psychological test instruments within culturally appropriate frames of reference

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate pre-professional communication and interviewing skills
  2. collaborate to formulate solutions to address ethical dilemmas appropriate to psychology
  3. examine widely used standardised psychological test instruments within culturally appropriate frames of reference

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Project 3 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
Individual short written response + collaborative presentation50%
Practical skills50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly )
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Project 3 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
Individual short written response + collaborative presentation50%
Practical skills50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Project 3 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
Individual short written response + collaborative presentation50%
Practical skills50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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