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 PSY5MPA and PSY5MPB and must be enrolled in HMCP Master of Counselling Psychology.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


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:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

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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

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 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to attend LTU group supervision sessions as stipulated in the Practicum Handbook for Counselling Psychology."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on "Overall Performance"by placement supervisor on End placement assessment100 01
achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on the Readiness for Practice Checklist 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