Practicum Placement 1 PG (6313.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| 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. Practise as a psychologist including scheduling appointments, contacting clients, and conducting effective telephone screening interviews;
2. Undertake psychological assessment via a range of strategies and demonstrate a critical approach to the consideration of contextual and cultural factors, including appropriate use of psychological tests with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples and culturally diverse populations;
3. Apply a range of therapeutic interventions;
4. Engage professionally and in culturally informed ways with clients and other professionals and develop competencies in interprofessional learning by working together with a diverse range of health professionals; and
5. Demonstrate awareness of potential ethical issues involved in psychological practice and use the APS code of ethics and its accompanying Guidelines, and other relevant sources, 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 - 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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
PrerequisitesPermission required from the unit convener.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Internship||Dr Clare Watsford|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Internship||Dr Clare Watsford|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Internship||Dr Clare Watsford|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Internship||Dr Clare Watsford|
The students will require a copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM, 5, 2013).
The following books are useful reference texts, and many of these are available on loan from the library:
Andrews, G., Creamer, M., Crino, R., Hunt, C., Lampe, L., & Page, A. (2003). The treatment of anxiety disorders: Clinician guides and treatment manuals (second edition). NY: Cambridge University Press. (RC 531.T68 2003).
Barlow, D. H. (2007). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step approach (fourth edition). Ney York: Guilford. (RC489.C55 2008).
Beck, J. (1995). Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond. New York: Guilford Press (RC489.C63.B43 1995).
Flanagan, D. P. & Kaufman, A. S. (2004). Essentials of WISC-IV assessment. New Jersey: Wiley. (BF432.5W42.F58 2004).
Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. (1995). Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think. NY: Guilford. (RC489.C63.P34 1995).
Leahy, R. L., Holland, S. J., & Mc Ginn, L. K. (2012). Treatment plans and interventions for depression and anxiety disorders (second edition). NY: Guilford.
Martell, C.R., Dimidjian, S., Herman-Dunn, R. (2010). Behavioural Activitation for depression: A clinician's guide. NY: Guilford
Simmons, J. & Griffiths, R. (2014). CBT for beginners. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The mid-placement and final placement reviews are completed by the student and their primary supervisor. The case report is to be submitted to the student's primary supervisor as agreed between the student and the supervisor. The placement folder is to be submitted to the Placement Coordinator upon completion of Practicum Placement 1.
Special assessment requirements
The amount of time you will need to study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level, and learning style. Nevertheless, you should note that the minimum time commitment to complete Practicum Placement 1 is usually 250 hours.
Students are required to attend the University of Canberra Psychology Clinic two full days per week (9am to 5.30pm) for between 16-20 (or more) weeks until the requirements in relation to client contact, supervision, and attainment of core competencies have been met.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves clinical placement within the university clinic, which is a public clinic, and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required with strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Students are expected to adhere to the APS Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines, and to consult with their individual supervisor and/or the Clinic Manager if they are concerned about any practice issues in the course of their placements. Importantly, client confidentiality must always be maintained in accordance with clinic procedures. If a student is found to have breached the APS Code of Ethics during placement, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) may be advised, which could affect provisional registration and completion of practicum placements. Any breaches in professional conduct during placement will result in suspension of placemnt and referral to the Associate Dean Education for investigation. The professional nature of this unit also requires participation in individual and group supervision for the successful completion of the unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g., due to outside employment), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convenor to schedule this unit for a future semester.
Provision of information to the group:
Please note that important announcements will be made via Canvas.
Submission of Placement Folder: Students will initially submit their placement folder to their individual supervisor, prior to the Psychology Clinic Manager for final approval. An electonic (scanned) copy of the placement folder is required for submission. If the placement folder is incomplete, the student will need to re-submit in order to pass.
6i Fail Result
In the event a student fails the placement, the opportunity will be provided for the student to repeat the unit. Such is contingent upon maintenance of provisional registration. Consultation with the Psychology Clinic Manager and the Convenor of the Master of Clinical Psychology program is required prior to re-enrolment. A second fail grade will result in the Discipline recommendation to the university that the student fail the MCP program.