Credit points: 10

Subject outline

For this practical placement students must complete a minimum of 250 hours of placement and receive at least one hour of supervision from a qualified psychologist (a registered supervisor and a member of the Counselling College) for every 7.5 hours of placement activity (APAC requirements). The principal activity of internship must be face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy. Students are expected integrate their internship experiences into other coursework and submit case presentations to fulfil the subject requirements. Students are required to participate in a minimum of five placement settings.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available to Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology and Doctor of Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstration of Advanced level professional practice skills

Attendance at placment for the required number of hours and performance of professional pracice activities under the supervision of an approved clinical supervisor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstration of Advanced level professional practice skills

Presentation of 2 formal case studies to clinical supervision at La Trobe Group Supervision sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 45.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Total time in internships must add up to at least 1500 hours and 200 days of placement activity. Each internship must consist of a minimum of 45 days, 334 hours which includes at least 100 face-to-face client contact hours and at least 45 supervision hours (of which 50% must be individual supervision). An internship activity log and a supervision log signed weekly by the qualified psychologist supervisor are mandatory. Students are required to participate in a minimum of five placement settings to complete the Doctoral Program."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
satisfactory completion of the internship, according to supervisors' and liaison lecturers' reports100 01, 02