COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM B
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must have passed PSY5MPP and must be enrolled in HMCP Master of Counselling Psychology.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Charter for clients||Prescribed||APS (2011)||AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY|
|Readings||Charting client consent (InPsych, December)||Prescribed||APS (1997)||AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY|
|Readings||Code of Ethics||Prescribed||APS (2007)||AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY|
|Readings||Masters and Doctoral Programs in Counselling Psychology Practicum Handbook||Prescribed||HMCP Prac (2013)||MOODLE|
|Readings||Ethics and professional practice for psychologists||Recommended||Morrissey, 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)
- Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
- Communication (Communication)
- Writing (Writing)
- Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
- Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
- Speaking (Speaking)
- Teamwork (Teamwork)
- Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein
Placement - Off Site
One 45.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via distance education.
"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."
Seven 2.0 hours workshop per study period during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to attend LTU group supervision sessions as stipulated in the Practicum Handbook for Counselling Psychology."
|achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on "Overall Performance"||by placement supervisor on End placement assessment||100||01|
|achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on the Readiness for Practice Checklist||hurdle requirement||01|
|satisfactory participation in seven (7) group supervision sessions during placement.||hurdle requirement||01|
|satisfactory performance in submitting two (2) recordings of client therapy sessions||hurdle requirement||01|
|satisfactory performance in the presentation of two (2) case studies||hurdle requirement||01|