PSYC5679 Practicum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
Students are able to (1) develop an appreciation of the ethical issues associated with clinical practice; (2) develop the ability to present interview reports and to recommend on alternative possible courses of action; (3) acquire supervised clinical experience working with individual clients; (4) acquire supervised clinical experience working with community groups; and (5) enhance clinical expertise through discussion of detailed case management issues across a variety of presenting problems, client characteristics and treatment settings.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reports; (2) case presentation; and (3) attendance. 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 attendance component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisa Saulsman
Unit rules
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570);
PSYC5678 Practicum I
Contact hours
practicum work: 200 hours (160 hours face to face); meetings: 2 hours per week; supervision meetings: to be arranged with supervisor.
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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