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PSYC21007 Clinic Team I
Clinic Team I
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General Information


Clinic Team I is the first in a series of Clinic Team units designed to provide you with advanced practice skills required for the professional competencies in clinical psychology specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and to prepare you for the Registrar Program to gain an Area of Practice Endorsement in clinical psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. By the completion of Clinic Team I, it is expected that you will demonstrate competencies including the demonstrated application of knowledge to practice; an awareness of ethical decision making; competency in assessments and evidence-based interventions with a narrow range of clients at low severity levels; respectful and timely communication, and the capacity to critically self-reflect on your practice.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisites: PSYC21003 Therapy I: Theory, Research and Practice  and PSYC21001 Assessment I 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Presentation
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Case Study
Weighting: Pass/Fail
5. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
6. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".


Students appreciated the accelerated learning in the 'Intensive' classes in the first 3 weeks of term.


Continue with the Intensive classes at the start of this unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".


Students enjoyed the Inter-Professional Education classes and found these useful.


Continue to provide Inter-Professional Education classes within this unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".


Students found that non-graded assessment tasks gave them more room for reflection on clinical practice and focus on achieving competencies rather than focussing on marks.


Continue to deliver this as a Pass/Fail unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".


There were some uncertainties among students about how to complete the practicum logbook.


The logbook has been revised and moved onto the 'Sonia' placement management system. Recommend monitoring the functionality of this with students and supervisors.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform clinical psychology assessment, intervention and associated activities
  2. Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and non-specialist audiences
  4. Reflect critically on knowledge, skills and ability to provide psychological services.

This unit forms part of the Master of Clinical Psychology course accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Presentation - 0%
4 - Case Study - 0%
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 0%
6 - In-class Test(s) - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Presentation - 0%
4 - Case Study - 0%
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 0%
6 - In-class Test(s) - 0%
Textbooks and Resources



APS Code of Ethics (2013)

Authors: Australian Psychological Society
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
Binding: Paperback

Clinical Interviewing 6th edition (June 29, 2015) (2015)

Authors: Sommers-Flanagan and Sommers-Flanagan
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 1119084237
Binding: Paperback

DSM-5 5 (2013)

Authors: APA
ISBN: 9788123923796 / 8123923791.
Binding: Paperback

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision Edition 1 (2011)

Authors: Carol A. Falender, Edward Shafranske
American Psychological Association
United States
ISBN: 1433810492
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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