Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students complete the requirements for practical placements. Each student must complete a minimum of 250 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 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HDPCP Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCharter for clientsPrescribedAustralian Psychological Society 2011AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
ReadingsCharting client consent (InPsych, December)PrescribedAustralian Psychological Society 1997AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
ReadingsCode of ethicsPrescribedAustralian Psychological Society 2007AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
ReadingsMasters and doctoral programs in counselling psychology practicum handbookPrescribed2012TBA
ReadingsEthics and professional practice for psychologistsRecommendedMorrisey, S & Reddy, P 2006THOMSON, SOUTH MELBOURNE.

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2016, Semester 1, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 31.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students will complete a placement of 250 hours in an approved agency and will also be required to attend group supervision sessions."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
achievement of rating levels of 3 or above on the Readiness for Practice Checklist100 01
satisfactory partipation in seven (7) group supervision sessions during placement.hurdle requirement 01
satisfactory performance in submitting two (2) recordings of client therapy sessionshurdle requirement 01
satisfactory performance in the presentation of two (2) case studieshurdle requirement 01