PSYC21008 - Clinic Team II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinic Team II is 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 II, it is expected that you will demonstrate competencies including the ability to apply knowledge of the discipline to practice with minimal supervision; adherence to ethical, legal and professional practice requirements; competency in assessment and evidence-based interventions with a narrow range of clients at moderate severity levels; good communication skills with clients and other professionals, and demonstrated ability 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

Pre-requisite: PSYC21007 Clinic Team I and

Co-requisites: PSYC21004 Therapy II: Theory, Research and Practice  and PSYC21002 Assessment II

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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%

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

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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: 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
Assessment report format was streamlined to provide a more concise format which reduced the amount of time required for report writing.
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
Test suppliers provide online scoring services for a fee (rather than scoring software). This option has been explored to be introduced in Term 2 once students are competent in manual scoring.
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
Additional training in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments has been incorporated into Assessment Units, and clinic supervisors have attended ASD assessment training to better support students.
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
The Psychology Wellness Centre increased therapy referrals. This provided a better balance between therapy and assessment for student caseloads.
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
While students were encouraged to bring recordings to group supervision, most opted to share recordings of their work in individual supervision instead. This achieved the aim of supervisors viewing more clinical work with students.
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
Clinical supervisors have continued to provide a high standard of clinical supervision, as evidenced from feedback students (and feedback from clients and referrers on the quality of services provided).
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
Group supervision continues to provide the opportunity for students to discuss real cases and differential diagnosis.
Source: Through Moodle Site
Feedback
Students indicated that they found supervision to be collaborative and constructive.
Recommendation
Supervisors to continue to provide supervision that is collaborative and constructive.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Through Moodle Site and In class feedback.
Feedback
Group supervision was too formal and structured in first half (with the case presentations and Inter-Professional Education preparation). Students felt supervision worked better in the second half, when there was more flexibility with case discussion.
Recommendation
To incorporate more flexibility into the way cases are presented, to encourage more clinical case discussion in group supervision.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Through Moodle Site
Feedback
Students would like separate submissions in Moodle for each assessment piece (rather than several assessments being submitted under placement documents), and for the case report to be due when the case study is presented in class.
Recommendation
To have a clearer system for submission of each assessment in Moodle, with the case report due at the time each student presents their case study in class.
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)
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