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PSYC4413 Psychological Research and Practice

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit focuses on development of basic skills in the assessment of normal and abnormal functioning and the application of behaviour and attitude change strategies in professional settings in the area of clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. Examples of skills include interviewing techniques, using standardised tests, measuring behaviour and attitude change (including changes in neuropsychological status), understanding the therapeutic process, identifying techniques used in cognitive rehabilitation, and presenting evidence for treatment outcomes. These skills are highlighted with reference to principles and strategies of cognitive-behavioural treatments for individuals and groups, as well as within the context of neuropsychological interventions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of some basic skills in applying a science-informed approach to integrating assessment information to arrive at a case formulation, and translating that information into a treatment plan and (2) gain a good understanding of basic treatment strategies and how to apply empirical evidence to evaluating outcomes of interventions in professional settings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment(s) and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Michael Weinborn and Dr. Melissa Ree
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Course Enrolment HON-PSYCH Psychology (ID 4591)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approved quota: 100—based on academic merit
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
small group seminars: three weeks, 2-hours each
Note
Student are exposed to topics in psychology units that may cause some discomfort or distress in certain individuals (e.g. depression, suicide, trauma, eating disorders). They are required to demonstrate skills across a variety of different formats and contexts (e.g. written assessments, participation in practical work, contribution to group discussions, oral presentations, examinations) so it is important that students carefully consider whether they are able to cope with the demands of studying psychology and whether there is anything that would impact upon their ability to complete the requirements of the unit. Refer to individual unit outlines for more detailed unit information.
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