PSYC5663 External Practicum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
As part of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology course, students undertake supervised field placements in approved agencies. Students are encouraged to choose placements that provide them with a range of experience. Students are also encouraged to gain experience working in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
The practicum provides students with an opportunity to observe the role of the clinical psychologist in a clinical setting and to gain experience and develop competence in assessment and intervention strategies and techniques.
Students are able to (1) understand the clinical and professional procedures of a clinical agency/institution; (2) be aware of the roles of professionals in the multidisciplinary team of the agency/institution; and (3) develop competence in the assessment and intervention methods used in the clinical agency/institution.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: placement documents (log book, journal and reports). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Neil McLean
Unit rules
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
PSYC5678 Practicum I
Contact hours
45 days
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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