psy5mpa couns psych prac a




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students complete the requirements for practical placements. Each student must complete a minimum of 334 placement hours and accrue one hour of supervision from a qualified psychologist (ie. a registered supervisor and member of the Counselling College) for every 7.5 hours (one day) of placement activity in accord with APAC requirements. The principle internship activity must be face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy. Students are expected to integrate the internship experiences into other coursework and submit case studies and make presentations in group supervision sessions conducted in the School to fulfil the subject requirements.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed PSY5MPP and must be enrolled in HMCP Master of Counselling Psychology.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCharter for clientsPrescribedAPS (2011)AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
ReadingsCharting client consent (InPsych, December)PrescribedAPS (1997)AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
ReadingsCode of EthicsPrescribedAPS (2007)AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
ReadingsMasters and Doctoral Programs in Counselling Psychology Practicum HandbookPrescribedHMCP Prac (2013)MOODLE
ReadingsEthics and professional practice for psychologistsRecommendedMorrissey, S. & Reddy, P. (2006)SOUTH MELBOURNE: THOMSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competent professional practice.

Development of professional practice under the supervision of the field supervisor and through attending group supervision sessions conducted by registered psychologists/academic members of staff.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies(Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility(Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice(Professional Practice)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein

Class requirements

Seven 2.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to attend LTU group supervision sessions as stipulated in the Practicum Handbook for Counselling Psychology."

Placement - Off Site
One 45.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each practicum internship must consist of minimum of 334 hours - including at least 100 hours face-to-face client contact and 45 hours supervision (at least 50% individual supervision), two internship logs (placement activity and supervision) signed weekly by PsyBA approved supervisor. See Practicum Handbook for Counselling Psychology for details."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on "Overall Performance" assessmentby placement supervisor on End placement10001
achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on the Readiness for Practice Checklisthurdle requirement01
satisfactory participation in seven (7) group supervision sessions during placement.hurdle requirement01
satisfactory performance in submitting two (2) recordings of client therapy sessionshurdle requirement01
satisfactory performance in the presentation of two (2) case studieshurdle requirement01