PSYC21008 - Clinic Team II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is part of the sequence of units that culminates in the degree of Master in Clinical Psychology. As a follow-up to the Clinic Team I unit, this unit is intended to provide additional basic, supervised practice skills necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist.

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

PSYC21007 - Clinic Team I

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 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

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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 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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: Moodle "Have Your Say" / In Class Feedback
Feedback
Students identified the best aspects of the Unit as being the case presentations and discussion of current clients which allowed them to learn from each other.
Recommendation
Recommend continuing to include discussion of current client cases in group supervision.
Action Taken
As recommended, continued to include discussion on current client cases in group supervision.
Source: Moodle "Have Your Say" / In Class Feedback
Feedback
Some students would prefer Individual to group case presentations.
Recommendation
Both Individual and group case presentations have important learning outcomes and therefore it is recommended to retain both.
Action Taken
All students presented case presentations of their individual client work. Students who co-faciliated group therapy programs co-presented the outcomes in group supervision so that all students could learn from their experience.
Source: Moodle "Have Your Say" / In class Feedback
Feedback
Some students liked the session covering feedback-informed service provision.
Recommendation
Recommendation is to continue to provide training on feedback-informed service provision.
Action Taken
Training on feedback-informed service provision was provided, using the Session Rating Scale (SRS) and Goals Tracking Form (GTF) this year.
Source: Moodle "Have Your Say"
Feedback
Students liked class discussion with peers.
Recommendation
Recommend continuing to nurture an environment where everyone feels comfortable to share with and learn from peers.
Action Taken
Students collaboratively developed the group rules for supervision to create a supportive learning environment.
Source: In Class feedback
Feedback
Students noted that placement agreements, mid and end-of-placement reviews that are required for APAC are not included in Unit Profile.
Recommendation
Recommendation is to Include all placement documents in the Unit profile.
Action Taken
The placement agreement, mid-placement review and end-of-placement review are now included as part of an assessment item in the Unit profile.
Source: In Class feedback
Feedback
Students liked learning about group therapy.
Recommendation
Recommend continuing to provide opportunities for students to learn about group therapy.
Action Taken
All students learnt about group therapy in Clinic Team II. Several students had the opportunity to co-facilitate group therapy during this placement. Further opportunities for group therapy are being investigated for next year.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle and staff feedback
Feedback
Too much time is required for students to complete client assessment reports.
Recommendation
To streamline the format for client assessments for the Wellness Centre placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle
Feedback
Students requested more assistance with checking that psychometic assessment scoring is correct.
Recommendation
To consider purchasing software for frequently used assessments, so that students can independently check their scoring.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle and in-class feedback
Feedback
Students requested more training to complete Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments.
Recommendation
To provide more training for the standard assessments used to assess Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle and in-class feedback
Feedback
Students identified that they have too many assessments and not enough therapy clients on their caseloads.
Recommendation
To promote therapy services at the Psychology Wellness Centre so that students' caseloads are more balanced across assessment and therapy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle
Feedback
Students requested that supervisors spend more time viewing students working with clients.
Recommendation
Students to bring recordings of client work to group supervision, to be viewed in conjunction with case presentations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle and in-class feedback.
Feedback
Students indicated that they found the clinical supervisors to be supportive and knowledgeable, which assisted their learning.
Recommendation
To continue to provide a high standard of clinical supervision.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation in Moodle and in-class feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that they particularly liked group supervision, where they had the opportunity to discuss real cases and differential diagnosis.
Recommendation
To continue to provide opportunities to discuss real cases and differential diagnosis in group supervision.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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