CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM A

PSY5PNA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This practicum unit takes place in the Psychology Clinic in the School of Psychological Science. Students are introduced to clinical practice by undertaking practice in test administration and interpretation. Case observation, including CBT based therapy and specific neuropsychology case observation, allows modelling of clinical skills.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

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. Developed ability to select and administer neuropsychological tests taking into account issues of validity & reliability, and contextual issues related to development and aging, and cultural diversity.

Activities:
Assessment of professional competency in selection and administration of intelligence tests (adult & child), tests of memory and learning, and other domains of neuropsychological performance.

02. Developed ability to write case notes and neuropsychological assessment reports that are well structured, valid and appropriate for different referral agencies or contexts.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials and live case observations and assessment of capacity to write succinct, valid and well organised case notes and neuropsychological reports.

03. Skills and capabilities for the assessment, differential diagnosis, case conceptualisation and management of common neuropsychological disorders and recovery across the life span.

Activities:
Participation in weekly case analysis discussions

04. Practices in accordance with professional management standards and guidelines and the regulating bodies code of ethics.

Activities:
Completion of all client-related documentation and placement paperwork in a timely manner.

05. Demonstrated readiness for a neuropsychological placement.

Activities:
Demonstrated entry-level knowledge base and clinical neuropsychological assessment, interpretation and report writing skills for undertaking a clinical neuropsychological placement.

06. Developed ability to score and interpret the results of neuropsychological assessments.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials and live case observations and assessment of scoring and interpretation of administered assessments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

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
Three 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 live case presentations (1 clinical, 1 child cognitive, 1 adult cognitive)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical examination of test administrationLive examination of students' ability to administer a number of commonly used neuropsychological tests. DVD recording of administration of a full WMS-IV administration.40 01, 03, 05, 06
Submission of child and adult cognitive reportsAttend and actively participate in the "Live cases" (one adult clinical case, one child cognitive, and one adult cognitive case). Attend the initial supervision session, the client presentation and the post presentation discussion and supervision session. For the adult clinical case - as part of a group discuss and write up the case notes and case formulation. For the child and adult cognitive cases - as a20 02, 03, 05
Submission of clinical client case notes and case formulationAttend and actively participate in the "Live cases" (, one child cognitive, and one adult cognitive case). Attend the initial supervision session, the client presentation and the post presentation discussion and supervision session.20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Submission of logbook of all activitiesSubmit a logbook of all placement activities that may be made available to APAC and the PsyBA.10 04, 05
Attendance at weekly tutorial, case analysis seminar and live case observation sessionsMinimum 80% attendance at each.10 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

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
Three 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 live case presentations (1 clinical, 1 child cognitive, 1 adult cognitive)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical examination of test administrationLive examination of students' ability to administer a number of commonly used neuropsychological tests. DVD recording of administration of a full WMS-IV administration.40 01, 03, 05, 06
Submission of child and adult cognitive reportsAttend and actively participate in the "Live cases" (one adult clinical case, one child cognitive, and one adult cognitive case). Attend the initial supervision session, the client presentation and the post presentation discussion and supervision session. For the adult clinical case - as part of a group discuss and write up the case notes and case formulation. For the child and adult cognitive cases - as a20 02, 03, 05
Submission of clinical client case notes and case formulationAttend and actively participate in the "Live cases" (, one child cognitive, and one adult cognitive case). Attend the initial supervision session, the client presentation and the post presentation discussion and supervision session.20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Submission of logbook of all activitiesSubmit a logbook of all placement activities that may be made available to APAC and the PsyBA.10 04, 05
Attendance at weekly tutorial, case analysis seminar and live case observation sessionsMinimum 80% attendance at each.10 04, 05