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PSYC5679 Practicum II

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit takes students systematically through supervised exposure to a range of clinical experiences. It provides students with continued opportunities to gain experience in interviewing, assessment and psychological intervention. Students engage in a supervised clinical client contact, clinic meetings and a series of case presentations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, case formulation, intervention, and evaluation for clients with diverse backgrounds (e.g., age &/or culture); (2) implement setting specific professional practice policies and procedures, including culturally-responsive written and oral communication with clients and colleagues regarding findings and progress; (3) show effective and respectful professional interactions with colleagues, peers, and supervisors, consulting when appropriate; (4) show self-reflective practice and openness to supervisor feedback, maintaining professional practice within the boundaries of one's competence; (5) apply a biopsychosocial framework to understand the client's background, including consideration of diversity with respect to culture, age, and other factors (e.g. psychopharmacology); and (6) demonstrate the competencies in the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's Standards at Level 3 (Professional Competencies 3.2-3.16) and Level 4 (Professional Competencies for Specialised Areas of Practice, Clinical Psychology 4.2). A summary of these competencies are offered as learning outcomes below..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) placement evaluation reports & logbook; (2) case presentation; and (3) active participation in clinic activities (clinic meetings, supervision, assessment/therapy sessions, seminars/workshops, intervention modules). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the placement evaluation reports & logbook, case presentation, and active participation in clinic activities (clinic meetings, supervision, assessment/therapy sessions, seminars/workshops, intervention modules) components.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisa Saulsman
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01870/54570 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology and Successful completion of four Unit(s) PSYC5678 Practicum I and Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I and Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II and Unit(s) PSYC5675 Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
practicum work: 200 hours (160 hours face to face); meetings: 2 hours per week; supervision meetings: to be arranged with supervisor.
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. In addition, students are responsible for ensuring they have a valid working with children's check and police clearance to enable them to undertake practicum work.
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