PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM B

PSY5PPB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This practicum subject  involves practical placement(s) at external agencies. You will begin to work as a probationary psychologist under the supervision of a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor. A total of 300 hours practicum experience including a minimum 80 hours direct client contact and 40 hours of supervision will be required. Your level of competency and skill development or professional placement obligations may require more hours. Online seminars will support you and facilitate group case discussions.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAffrica McCarthy

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, completion of PSY5PPA

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

Australian Psychology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAPS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/What-we-do/ethics-and-practice-standards

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Mental Health Legislation

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publisheronline

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.ranzcp.org/practice-education/guidelines-and-resources-for-practice/mental-health-legislation-australia-and-new-zealan

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Placement Handbook on LMS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMS

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Mental Health Legislation

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publisheronline

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/publications/mental-health-legislation-and-human-rights

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required300 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsTravel may be involved

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply assessment and treatment skills based on evidence-based professional psychology practice
02. Exemplify professional integrity by identifying and discussing the ethical basis of psychology professional practice
03. Competently communicate outcomes of psychological assessments and treatment decisions
04. Apply advanced clinical and/or professional skills to professional psychology practice
05. Communicate clearly and coherently with diverse clients and in the management of different types of practices

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 27-52, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAffrica McCarthy

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
Forty 7.50 hours placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
A minimum 40 hours supervision and 80 hours direct client contact

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-placement review (1500 words equivalent) The word count is intended to reflect the professional  practicum mid-review meeting time, preparation of up to date placement documentation, including the mid-placement review self-reflection task.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Final placement review and all placement paperwork (2000 words equivalent)The word count is intended to reflect the professional  practicum final -review meeting time, the preparation of completed placement documentation folio and simulated skills demonstration hurdle.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation of one case report and active participation in discussion of others. (3000 words equivalent).

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5