Clin Psyc PhD Placement 1
|Course code PSYC6540||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
Clinical placements provide students with opportunities (a) to observe clinical practice by qualified professionals, (b) to apply, under supervision, the knowledge and skills they have acquired in assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation and reporting, (c) to receive feedback on their performance, and (d) to gain experience in the planning and organisation of services. Each placement is normally of 62 days duration, at a rate of 2 days a week for approximately 31 weeks, totalling 500 hours. Placements are available in a wide range of settings.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.
This course is a compulsory program component and students must pass this course to progress in their candidature for the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.
This course includes a Compulsory Course Component that requires the submission of:
1. Supervisor's evaluation of clinical competence; and
2. Placement log-book
Available in 2015
|Objectives||At the conclusion of the placement students will be able to do the following at a level of expertise appropriate to their stage of training:|
1. Establish appropriate relationships with their clients and/or the clients carers and obtain relevant information from them.
2. Select and administer appropriate instruments for assessment, and analyse and evaluate the results
3. Integrate and interpret information from a range of sources in order to arrive at a formulation (describe clients problems within a psychological framework).
4. Devise and implement an action plan which is evidence based and clearly derived from the formulation.
5. Monitor and evaluate the effects of the action plan and make modifications as required.
6. Provide clear, accurate, and relevant verbal and written reports of their activities.
7. Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
8. Understand the organisation of the clinical unit and work effectively and co-operatively within that organisation.
|Content||1. Introduction to the placement setting, including points of decision making, channels of communication, roles and functioning of key staff.|
2. Observation of the supervisors clinical work, including reports of clinical activity.
3. Attendance at and participation in staff meetings.
4. Instruction and guidance in ethical and professional conduct, the choice of assessment instruments, the development and evaluation of psychological formulations and action plans, and the construction of reports.
5. Feedback on and supervision of the students' clinical work, including report writing.
|Assumed Knowledge||It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which included course(s) on abnormal psychology and which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society. For all placements except those in the University Clinic, it is assumed that students have some experience of working with clients in a clinical setting. It is also assumed that students will have completed the courses Counselling and Clinical Intervention (PSYC6502) and Professional and Ethical Practice (PSYC6501) or that they are taking these courses concurrently.|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode|
|Contact Hours||Practicum: for 16 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6540|