CLINICAL PRACTICUM A

PSY5PCA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 In this first year subject students begin developing their clinical skills by observing an experienced clinical psychologist working with a client and students attend a case analysis meeting where cases from the La Trobe University Clinic are presented and discussed.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of legal and professional matters in relation to professional work with clients in clinical psychology.

Activities:
Opportunities for case discussions and reflection during supervision and case analysis.

02. Demonstrate knowledge of counselling skills applied to the engagement of clients.

Activities:
Identifying therapeutic dynamics observed during client therapist sessions.

03. Demonstrate proficiency in the early stages of assessment, formulation and intervention in the context of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework in working with clients.

Activities:
During supervision identifying the framework in which the therapy is being applied.

04. Review and analyse the observations made of clients and demonstrate clinical judgement and reasoning.

Activities:
Opportunities during written self-reflective practice.

05. Actively participate and articulate clinical reasoning within a clinical team.

Activities:
Initiate discussion during supervision and case meetings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Case analysis seminar"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Thirteen hours of case observations and approximately 20 hours of participation in supervision and tasks associated with client work."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case Log book of 20 hours of videos reviewed (equivalent 2000 words)videos reviewed with observations of counselling skills, assessment and intervention techniques recorded. Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours. This is a distillation of professional observations that is concise and informative and equivalent of 2,000 words 20 02, 03
Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (equivalent 2500 words)Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (12 or more hours), recordings of discussions in supervision with the clinical psychologist therapist (20 or more hours) and self-reflective comments (equivalent to 2500 words). Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours. Students must pass this40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Observation of and participation in case meetings (26 hours)Trainees are required to have attended placements, including case observations and case analysis and met the requirements, within the degree, of 600 overall hours towards placement attendance. This subject contributes towards the overall required placement hours. 20 hours of attendance at case meetings is required that contribute to overall placement hours (equivalent of 80% attendance).40 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Case analysis seminar"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 53.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Thirteen hours of case observations and 20 hours of participation in supervision and tasks associated with client work. Twenty hours of DVD observations of face to face therapy."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case Log book of 20 hours of videos reviewed (equivalent 2000 words)videos reviewed with observations of counselling skills, assessment and intervention techniques recorded. Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours. This is a distillation of professional observations that is concise and informative and equivalent of 2,000 words 20 02, 03
Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (equivalent 2500 words)Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (12 or more hours), recordings of discussions in supervision with the clinical psychologist therapist (20 or more hours) and self-reflective comments (equivalent to 2500 words). Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours. Students must pass this40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Observation of and participation in case meetings (26 hours)Trainees are required to have attended placements, including case observations and case analysis and met the requirements, within the degree, of 600 overall hours towards placement attendance. This subject contributes towards the overall required placement hours. 20 hours of attendance at case meetings is required that contribute to overall placement hours (equivalent of 80% attendance).40 01, 02, 03, 05