Pre-Professional Practice for Graduate Diploma

Course code PSYC6720Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited sequence.
One half of the course introduces students to the administration of psychological tests and psychological assessment with an emphasis on cognitive testing and assessment. The other half of the course introduces students to basic counselling techniques and skills. Students will gain practical experience in testing and counselling. .
Cannot count with PSYC4201.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. developed competency in the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests,
2. developed competency in basic counselling skills and techniques.

Gained useful knowledge regarding:
1. psychological tests in various areas of cognition;
2. choice of suitable tests, and matching this choice with assessment goals
3. different approaches to counselling and how to conduct a counselling interview.
ContentThe Wechlser tests of intelligence and memory will be examined as well as commonly used tests of attention and executive function. The course will also address important issues in choosing appropriate tests to achieve the assessment goals and interpreting and using test results.
The counselling component will examine a number of approaches to counselling and cover the range of skills needed to conduct a counselling interview.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn APS accredited sequence in Psychology (years 1 - 3)
PSYC3070 and PSYC3010 or equivalents
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsWorkshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCounselling component: written assignment
Other: (please specify)Testing component: Competent administration of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Third Edition
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the proposed Graduate Diploma in Psychology(Postgraduate).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6720