Introduction to Assessment and Intervention PG (10071.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Access and critique the research findings regarding the psychopathology of a range of psychological disorders;
2. Use relevant diagnostic and assessment procedures;
3. Access and apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; and
4. Identify ethical issues involved in practising clinical psychology and use the APS Code of Ethics and its accompanying Guidelines to resolve ethical questions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
PrerequisitesAPAC accredited undergraduate psychology course AND Permission of unit convener.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 742AA Master of Clinical Psychology OR 958AA Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Assumed knowledgeAPAC accredited undergraduate psychology course.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 1||04 January 2021||On-Campus||Dr Clare Watsford|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 1||04 January 2022||On-Campus||Dr Clare Watsford|
Beck, J. (2011). Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond (2nd Edition). New York: The Guilford Press.
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5 (2013).
Grant, A., Townend, M., Mills, J. & Cockx, A. (2015). Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. Los Angeles: SAGE
Martin M. Antony (Editor) & David H. Barlow (Editor) (2010). Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, 2nd Edition. London: Guilford. ISBN9781606238684 (in co op book store)
Australian Psychological Society (2003). Code of Ethics. Melbourne: Author [Available online at: http://www/psychology.org.au/aps/ethics/code_of_ethics.pdf
**Additional readings and resources will be made available through Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Use of text matching software
In each assessment task, an ungraded pass is achieved by demonstrating competency overall through a passing grade. Students must demonstrate an appropriate standard across all task requirements. If a student has passed assessment task requirements overall but is marked as just below competency standards on some criteria, they will have the opportunity to address these criteria through one resubmission to demonstrate competency at appropriate standard. Unit convenors (or markers) will provide specific feedback in these circumstances to inform the student of the issues and criterion to be addressed. However, if the assignment still does not meet appropriate competency standards following resubmission, a fail grade will be applied. If a student has not passed the assessment task requirements overall in the first submission, there will be no option to resubmit and a fail grade will be applied.
Students must submit/attempt all assignments to be eligible to pass the unit, and must achieve an ungraded pass in all assessment tasks in a given unit to achieve an ungraded pass for the unit.
It is expected that all students will attend all workshops. Student should familiarise themselves with attendance rules in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program. Please note that all workshops in this unit require mandatory attendance. Students cannot miss any workshops, and if they are absent will receive a fail grade for the unit or should consider a late withdrawal if there are extenuating circumstances. If a student has appropriate documentation supporting an absence under exceptional circumstances on the day of a mandatory workshop, students may be given the option to attend the workshop when it is next delivered in the course (and receive a WHE grade until such time if approved by the ADE and meeting all other pass requirements for the unit) or complete an equivalent workshop approved by the unit convenor at the student's own expense (please note documentation will be required as proof of completion). Students should also note that absences may impact course progression.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
In accordance with University policy (3.15 in Assessment Procedures), moderation is required to ensure consistency in standards of marking in a unit. The Master of Clinical Psychology program and units undertake moderation in a number of domains, specifically through review of unit outlines and unit content, assessment item details and marking guides, and in marking assignments. All assessment pieces or marks resulting in a fail grade will be moderated by another member of the clinical team, as well as a random selection of assignments covering a range of participants in the unit. This process ensures that marking across the program is consistent. All units are subjected to moderation at the Discipline level at the conclusion of each teaching period.