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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-ordinatorEleanor Wertheim

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


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

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