CLINICAL PRACTICUM A

PSY5PCA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this first year subject you begin developing your clinical skills by observing an experienced clinical psychologist working with a client and you attend a case analysis meeting where cases from the La Trobe University Clinic are presented and discussed.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEric Morris

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required75 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsCompleted at University Psychology Clinic

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of legal and professional matters in relation to professional work with clients in clinical psychology.
02. Demonstrate knowledge of counselling skills applied to the engagement of clients.
03. Demonstrate proficiency in the early stages of assessment, formulation and intervention in the context of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework in working with clients.
04. Review and analyse the observations made of clients and demonstrate clinical judgement and reasoning.
05. Actively participate and articulate clinical reasoning within a clinical team.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEric Morris

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thirteen hours of case observations and approximately 20 hours of participation in supervision and tasks associated with client work.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Case analysis seminar

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Case Log book of 20 hours of videos reviewed (equivalent 2000 words)videos reviewed with observations of counselling skills, assessment and intervention techniques recorded.Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours.This is a distillation of professional observations that is concise and informative and equivalent of 2,000 words.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (equivalent 2500 words)Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (12 or more hours), recordings of discussions in supervision with the clinical psychologist therapist (20 or more hours) and self-reflective comments (equivalent to 2500 words). Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Observation of and participation in case meetings (26 hours)Trainees are required to have attended placements, including case observations and case analysis and met the requirements, within the degree, of 600 overall hours towards placement attendance. This subject contributes towards the overall required placement hours.20 hours of attendance at case meetings is required that contribute to overall placement hours (equivalent of 80% attendance).

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEric Morris

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 53.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thirteen hours of case observations and 20 hours of participation in supervision and tasks associated with client work. Twenty hours of DVD observations of face to face therapy.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Case analysis seminar

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Case Log book of 20 hours of videos reviewed (equivalent 2000 words)videos reviewed with observations of counselling skills, assessment and intervention techniques recorded.Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours.This is a distillation of professional observations that is concise and informative and equivalent of 2,000 words.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (equivalent 2500 words)Detailed case Log book of client hours observed (12 or more hours), recordings of discussions in supervision with the clinical psychologist therapist (20 or more hours) and self-reflective comments (equivalent to 2500 words). Students in training as clinical psychologists are expected to keep detailed log books of all professional activities that contribute to their placement hours.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Observation of and participation in case meetings (26 hours)Trainees are required to have attended placements, including case observations and case analysis and met the requirements, within the degree, of 600 overall hours towards placement attendance. This subject contributes towards the overall required placement hours.20 hours of attendance at case meetings is required that contribute to overall placement hours (equivalent of 80% attendance).

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5