Practicum Placement 2 PG (6314.5)
|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. Complete 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 demonstrate competencies in interprofessional learning by working together with a diverse range of health professionals; and
5. Critically evaluate ethical issues involved in psychological practice and apply the APS code of ethics and its accompanying Guidelines, and other relevant sources, to the resolution of ethical issues.
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 - 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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
This unit addresses APAC core capabilities and attributes, including (1) Knowledge of the discipline; (2) Ethical, legal, and professional matters; (3) Psychological assessment and measurement; (4) Intervention strategies; (5) Research and evaluation; (6) Communication and interpersonal relationships. There is a focus on practical application of knowledge and skills learned in other units in the program. Weekly individual and group supervision provides students with the monitoring and also opportunities to reflect on both assessment and therapy. The APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines are adhered to in clinical work. Log Book records are closely monitored during the course of the placement.
PrerequisitesMust have passed 6313 Practicum Placement 1 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Summer Semester||30 November 2020||Internship||Ms Danielle Hopkins|
|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||Summer Semester||28 November 2021||Internship||Ms Danielle Hopkins|
|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 need a copy of the DSM-5.
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.
Simmons, J. & Griffiths, R. (2014). CBT for beginners. Los Angeles: SAGE. (in Co-Op Bookshop).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The mid-placement and final placement reviews are completed by the student and their individual supervisor. The cognitive/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 electronically to the Psychology Clinic Manager upon completion of Practicum Placement 2.
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 usual time commitment to complete Practicum Placement 2 is 250 hours, which includes attendance at the University of Canberra Psychology Clinic two full days per week (9am to 5.30pm) for a minimum of 16 weeks or until the requirements in relation to compentency or client contact and supervision hours have been met.
Students are required to attend the University of Canberra Psychology Clinic two full days per week (9am to 5.30pm) for a minimum of 16 weeks.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
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 a Discipline recommendation to the university that the student fail the MCP program.