PSYC21007 - Clinic Team I

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 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. 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%

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.

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Previous Feedback

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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
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
This format of individual and group supervision was continued.
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
Individual supervision was scheduled for one hour per week for each student. In addition, a site supervisor was available every day that the Psychology Wellness Centre was open to clients and was available for consultations as needed.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Expertise of staff and high quality supervision, and the integration of classes and clinic was a clear demonstration of how and what we're doing is integrated between learning and professional practice.
Recommendation
Continue delivery of this unit integrating classes and clinical practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Presentation
4 - Case Study
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
6 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
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 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
4 - Case Study
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
3 - Presentation
6 - In-class Test(s)