PSYC21004 - Therapy II: Theory, Research, Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is intended to provide clinical training in the implementation of culturally-responsive, evidence-based, clinical psychology interventions to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Specifically, this unit will focus on your developing competencies in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a strong emphasis on the skill of case conceptualisation and treatment planning.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: PSYC21003 Therapy I: Theory, Research, Practice 

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Rockhampton

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) 15%
3. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) 30%
4. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 83.33% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students would like more clarity around assessment items as they thought some instructions were difficult to follow.
Recommendation
Review assessment item instructions and marking rubrics provided to improve clarity.
Action Taken
Assessment items were reviewed and changed to better reflect unit outcomes. Marking rubrics were changed to align with the new assessment items.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students would like to see videos of techniques.
Recommendation
Provide links in Moodle to relevant videos.
Action Taken
Additional links to videos, podcasts and other recourses were added to the Moodle content and discussed in lectures.
Source: Student feedback via Moodle.
Feedback
The lecture format actively engaged students in learning, through the integration of didactic teaching, roles plays, and class discussions.
Recommendation
Continue current lecture format to engage students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Moodle.
Feedback
Some of the classes ran over time.
Recommendation
Review the content of lectureS and ensure better time keeping with lecture discussions in order to adhere to time limits.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Moodle.
Feedback
Emphasising class expectations particularly of reading requirements may be helpful.
Recommendation
Highlight to students the expectations of lectures and necessity of ongoing readings to enhance robust discussions and learnings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Lecturer observation
Feedback
The availability of a zoom link into all teaching sessions enabled students to maintain continuity of lecture attendance even at times when they needed to be off-campus due to other issues, such as maintaining COVID guidelines.
Recommendation
Continue use of zoom availability.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain and demonstrate the appropriate selection and implementation of evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions on the basis of case formulation
  2. Adjust therapeutic interventions, based on an evolving Acceptance and Commitment Therapy case formulation, using processes that are responsive to cultural context
  3. Apply evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions in working with adults.

The course Learning Outcomes for this unit are consistent with the new Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accreditation Standards, in particular, Section 4.2.3 regarding application of advanced psychological knowledge to culturally responsive interventions in the area of clinical psychology.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
3 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
4 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
3 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
4 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)