EDUC5469 School Psychology I
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit develops skills in psychological and educational assessment, interviewing and counselling. In addition, ethical and professional issues are introduced and discussed.
- Students are able to (1) understand the objectives of school psychology as a statewide support service in schools, including the range of service provision as it currently exists; (2) demonstrate competency in psycho-educational assessment and analysis of assessment information; (3) demonstrate competency in basic counselling skills; (4) show competency in oral and written communication, including interviewing, report writing, appraisal of information derived from a variety of sources, and preparation and presentation of materials for groups appropriate for context and audience; (5) demonstrate an awareness of the role of the school psychologist in pastoral care and student management on a whole-of-school basis; (6) be aware of appropriate aspects of current Department of Education policies, initiatives and strategic directions; (7) demonstrate familiarity with the ethical and professional requirements of the Psychologists Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Department of Education; (8) apply appropriate professional ethical considerations to situations likely to be encountered in the field; and (9) develop an awareness of the responsibilities faced as employees of the Department of Education or the non-government education system.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assessment role-play and (2) counselling role-play. 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 assessment role-play and counselling role-play components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ken Glasgow
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400), enrolment
re-enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in School Psychology
- Advisable prior study:
- a Bachelor of Psychology degree
- Contact hours
- 30 hours
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-2D_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.