PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM A

PSY5PPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will observe psychologists engaging in practice with clients in this practicum subject. You will have been prepared through coursework subjects where information about counselling skills, assessment and intervention skills have been introduced. You will begin to develop practical skills by observing an experienced psychologist working with clients and role-playing with peers. You will also be attending case discussions and supervised meetings of observed cases. Online seminars will support you and discuss cases observed and workshops will facilitate group case discussions in groups. The subject will include 60 hours of observations and 40 hours of supervision.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirstie McKenzie-McHarg

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission to HMPPSB

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

Learning resources

Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publisheronline

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.humanrights

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Mental Health Legislation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publisheronline

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.ranzcp.org/public

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Psychology Society Code of Ethics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable for APS members

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.psychology.org

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required70 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsOn campus at Bendigo or online

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.
02. Demonstrate knowledge of basic counselling skills required to engage clients in a therapeutic relationship essential to the delivery of therapy
03. Demonstrate proficiency in the early stages of assessment, formulation and intervention.
04. Review and analyse the observations made of clients and demonstrate professional judgement and reasoning.
05. Actively participate and articulate clinical reasoning within a clinical team.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirstie McKenzie-McHarg

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Six 5.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Equivalent to 10 hours of observation and 20 hours role play

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.50 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Three 7.00 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Case log book (20 hours of role play, 10 hours of direct observation and other client-related activities)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

Case log book (reflections and discussion) (1500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Two Case reports (3000 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4