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PSYC6080: External Placement 1

This unit of study involves students completing a placement in a setting external to the University Psychology Clinic. The placement will expose students to a range of presentations in hospitals and community health settings. One external placement is required to be adults and one with children/adolescents and families. All placements are supervised by clinical psychologists who have approved supervisor status with the Psychology Board of Australia. Oversight of the student's progress in each placement includes a Mid-Placement Review visit to each placement site by a clinically qualified staff member of the University.

Code PSYC6080
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work responsively with a broad range of socially and culturally diverse clients
  • LO2. apply advanced psychological knowledge to culturally responsive assessment, case formulation and intervention in the area of clinical psychology
  • LO3. implement appropriate, empirically supported treatments
  • LO4. monitor clients’ progress and intervention outcomes, assessing areas of improvement and making changes to treatment plan when necessary
  • LO5. monitor and manage intra- and interpersonal processes in the context of an evolving case formulation
  • LO6. demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals, working collaboratively and effectively with them, within the bounds of ethical and legal requirements
  • LO7. apply professional practice policies and procedures, including record keeping and psychological report writing
  • LO8. demonstrate self-reflection in professional practice, accounting for impact of own values and taking appropriate remediating action