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PSYC21004 - Therapy II: Theory, Research, Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is part of the sequence of units that culminates in the degree of Master in Clinical Psychology. This unit is intended to provide advanced knowledge and skills in therapy research, theory and practice necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist.

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

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 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
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 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 60%

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. Conceptualise complex client presentations, such as PTSD, OCD and eating disorders and establish appropriate formulations to guide treatment planning.
  2. Apply aetiological understandings of psychological presentations to the selection and implementation of therapeutic practices.
  3. Integrate knowledge of evidence based normative interventions with ipsative practices.
  4. Recognise and respond appropriately to more complex ethical dilemmas in clinical practice
  5. Describe a range of prevention and intervention techniques and the relative efficacy and effectiveness of these techniques across a range of problems, people and groups. This includes different cultural groups and across the lifespan.

The Learning Outcomes link directly to external accreditation criteria around core capability development.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment