Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills obtained from the Master of Professional Psychology coursework units to professional psychological practice in real-world settings. The second of two psychology practica broadens and diversifies the responsibilities acquired in the first practicum unit. Students will apply and develop autonomy, inter-personal and professional skills, and a level of independent practice, while gaining proficiency in applying psychological knowledge and skills, consistent with current relevant ethical and legal frameworks, inter-professional and mental health practice standards.
This unit includes a one week residential prior to commencement of practicum.
- Introduction to psychological and collaborative practice, including legal and ethical obligations relevant to public safety and that of psychologists and inter-professional practitioners
- Psychological assessments and treatments which may include interviewing, case formulation, treatment planning and evidence-based therapeutic intervention
- Attendance at and participation supervision meetings, including receiving and responding to feedback
- Instruction and guidance in the choice of assessment instruments, the development and evaluation of psychological case formulations and action plans, and the construction of reports
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:|
|1||demonstrate competency in the skills required to conduct psychological interviews and assessments|
|2||apply and demonstrate competency in the skills required to analyse, interpret and report information to develop case formulations|
|3||demonstrate competency in applying and critically reflecting on effective interpersonal and interprofessional communication skills, cultural responsivity, and ethical and professional practice, with relevant stakeholders|
|4||demonstrate competency in the skills required to deliver and evaluate evidence-based psychological interventions|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate competency in the skills required to conduct psychological interviews and assessments
- apply and demonstrate competency in the skills required to analyse, interpret and report information to develop case formulations
- demonstrate competency in applying and critically reflecting on effective interpersonal and interprofessional communication skills, cultural responsivity, and ethical and professional practice, with relevant stakeholders
- demonstrate competency in the skills required to deliver and evaluate evidence-based psychological interventions
Prescribed Learning Resources
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Teaching and assessment
|Residential 7 hrs x 5 days (Once)|
|Placement 120 hrs (Across the placement period)|
|Pre-placement skills assessment||SR|
|Placement log and supervisor's report||SR|
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