UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content People present to clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists with a set of problems for which they are seeking assistance. This unit aims to provide a conceptual framework for the assessment and conceptualisation of problems. Students are introduced to diagnosis (using DSM-V and ICD-10) and diagnostic interviewing, assessment through interview (e.g., history taking and conducting a mental status examination) and psychometric instruments appropriate for the measurement and monitoring of a wide range of psychopathology in both children and adults. Students also learn how to organise clinical material into a case formulation to guide treatment selection and delivery. Consideration are given to comorbidity and cultural diversity and how these factors impact practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand key principles of clinical assessment with children, adolescents and adults; (2) use case formulation to guide the assessment, evaluation, and delivery of clinical care with children, adolescents and adults; and (3) exhibit an awareness of the factors that may complicate the assessment and treatment of psychopathology and how to deal with them across the life span.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) essay and (2) intake report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr Neil McLean
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570) or the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560) or the Doctor of Psychology (50840)
Co-requisites: PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I
Contact hours 2 hours/week; plus workshops: 3 x 4 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5673/SEM-1/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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