PSYC21007 - Clinic Team I

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The Clinic Team 1 unit is the initial internship training unit for the Master in Clinical Psychology Course. The learning outcomes across the domains of both knowledge and skill development align with the core capabilities of accreditation standards of the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council. The unit focuses on the integration of psychological knowledge and skills within a supervised practice learning environment.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Academic Course = CG17

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 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 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 0%

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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 77.78% 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
More time spent on practical use of psychometric assessments
Recommendation
Providing students with a weekly agenda that includes the most common psych tests that are used in the clinic to discuss administration and interpretation issues.
Action Taken
Time was allowed within the students' timetable to practice test administration and discuss this in class.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Less time spent on reading from overhead slide presentations.
Recommendation
The four week intensive does require a certain amount of presenting of information. It is recommended that any slide material be a summary of the required information, and to utilise role-play and video resources in each class.
Action Taken
Slides amended so they are not read, but are instead used to guide discussion. Practical methods such as demonstrations and role plays were included.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Supervision with primary supervisor and also opportunities to talk to clinic team lecturer when available are really helpful.
Recommendation
Continue format of individual supervision with clinical supervisors and group supervision with Unit lecturer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
It would be helpful to be able to have more than 1 hour of dedicated supervision per week
Recommendation
There is some capacity for extra supervision if students approach the Clinic's daily supervisor, however this depends on other tasks the supervisor needs to complete. The quantity of clinical supervision provided overall is based on APAC and Psychology Registration Board requirements and all students receive sufficient supervision to meet requirements and to support their beginning clinical practice. Therefore, recommend to continue the one hour per week scheduled supervision and encourage students to make use of the clinic daily supervisor to supplement this.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe key areas of professional practice.
  2. Administer clinical interviews using techniques of non-directive therapeutic practice.
  3. Develop case formulations from a cognitive behavioural framework.
  4. Describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of both individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
  5. Conduct, interpret and report on a cognitive assessment.

This unit is one of a series of units that will prepare you to become registered as a clinical psychologist in Australia.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation 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 Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment