This unit will introduce students to current standards of ethical and professional practice in clinical psychology and promote life-long learning and understanding. Students will learn to apply current relevant legal framework, mental health practice standards, and the code of ethical practice. The unit will also strengthen theory-practice links by exposing students to a range of topics that are relevant to ethical and professional issues that present in the Psychology Clinic and later in professional life, including cultural competence. Students will attend lectures on research methods and evaluation in clinical research, and a series of seminars where they will listen to second year students who will present clinical cases and brief research presentations. Within this unit of study, students will also begin to plan their own research project and submit a preliminary research proposal. All students are required to attend and contribute to discussion of case and research seminar presentations throughout the semester, and are expected to attend the School Colloquium.
3-hour weekly lectures
Clinical viva (Ethics); Child Protection assessment (1-page); Preliminary research proposal (1-page) (100%). Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on all assessments to satisfy requirements for this unit of study.
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Sydney