PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- People present to clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists with a set of problems for which they are seeking assistance. This unit aims to provide a conceptual framework for the assessment and conceptualisation of problems. Students are introduced to diagnosis (using DSM-V and ICD-10) and diagnostic interviewing, assessment through interview (e.g., history taking and conducting a mental status examination) and psychometric instruments appropriate for the measurement and monitoring of a wide range of psychopathology in both children and adults. Students also learn how to organise clinical material into a case formulation to guide treatment selection and delivery. Consideration are given to comorbidity and cultural diversity and how these factors impact practice.
- Students are able to (1) understand key principles of clinical assessment with children, adolescents and adults; (2) use case formulation to guide the assessment, evaluation, and delivery of clinical care with children, adolescents and adults; and (3) exhibit an awareness of the factors that may complicate the assessment and treatment of psychopathology and how to deal with them across the life span.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay and (2) intake report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Mr Neil McLean
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)
- PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I
- Contact hours
- 2 hours/week; plus workshops: 3 x 4 hours
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-P-1B_2019]
- 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.
- 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.