Professional Psychological Practice PG (6306.4)
|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 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. Define the various roles of psychologists within the organisational contexts of their professional practice;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of potential ethical issues involved in practising psychology and competence using the APS Code of Ethics and its accompanying Guidelines, and other relevant sources, to resolve relevant ethical questions and to work effectively within them;
3. Explain the various legal and regulatory frameworks applying to professional psychological practice;
4. Produce evidence of competent record keeping, file management, and communication necessary for conducting professional psychological practice; and
5. Demonstrate sensitivity to human diversity, including intercultural and Indigenous issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing. UC graduates can:
4.1 use local Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
PrerequisitesPermission of unit convener.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 742AA Master of Clinical Psychology OR 958AA Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 1||04 January 2021||On-Campus||Dr Judy Buchholz|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 1||04 January 2022||On-Campus||Dr Judy Buchholz|
This unit outline must be read in conjunction with
a. UC Student Guide to Policies, which sets out University-wide policies and procedures, including information on matters such as plagiarism, grade descriptors, moderatio, feedback and deferred exams, and is available at http//www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/student-policies
b. All MCP Program intensive unit outlines and all MCP Program handbooks.
c. Any additional information specified in section 6.
- American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
- Australian Psychological Society (2007). Code of ethics. Melbourne: Author. [Available online at http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Code_Ethics_2007.pdf] Copies are also available from the library.
- Additional suggested readings will be listed on Canvas, some are included below:
- Morrissey, S. & Reddy, P. (2006). Ethics and Professional Practice for Psychologists. Thomson Social Science Press, Australia, South Melbourne.¿
- Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Psychology Board of Australia) http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/
- National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2013 Available online at https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/5D7909E82304E6D2CA257C430004E877/$File/wkstd13.pdf
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 will 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
Assignment requires minimal IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable for this unit
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.