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 SCA Band 4
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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2023 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 41.67% 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 through 'Have Your Say' on Moodle.
Feedback
The clinic would benefit from more consultation rooms and a bathroom: at times students did not have space to complete assessments with clients, and there are no close-by toilets to the clinic.
Recommendation
Proceed with a reconfiguration of the clinic at the end of the term to provide one additional consultation room which partially addresses this issue. Management has been advised of the issue and a plan for expansion is in place.
Action Taken
The clinic significantly expanded in 2022, with new consultation rooms, offices and facilities.
Source: Student feedback through 'Have Your Say' on Moodle.
Feedback
The computers in the clinic are extremely slow and often freeze. It can take up to 30 minutes for a computer to turn on.
Recommendation
Inform TaSAC of this and request equipment be upgraded.
Action Taken
TaSAC upgraded equipment where necessary.
Source: Student feedback through 'Have Your Say' on Moodle.
Feedback
The teaching staff were perceived as being welcoming and supportive. The clinic was perceived as a great place to work, with staff providing clear guidance, resources and suggestions.
Recommendation
Continue to provide high levels of supervision and support to students.
Action Taken
The approach of working closely and supportively with students was maintained.
Source: Student feedback comments.
Feedback
There is a lot of content to cover in this unit.
Recommendation
Review content of this unit with a view to structuring the delivery of content on clinical placement days as well as in the weekly scheduled class time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback comments.
Feedback
Staff were generally very supportive of the learning experiences, and support from staff/supervisors/lecturers was generally of a very high standard. They really worked hard to create a safe learning environment and I believe overall, they did so successfully.
Recommendation
Continue to provide supervision and support to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback comments
Feedback
The feedback provided from supervisors about sessions they were monitoring was generally very specific, constructive, useful and professional.
Recommendation
Continue to do direct observation of students' clinical work and to provide immediate feedback based on these observations.
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 8
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)