PSYC22006 - Clinic Team IV

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinic Team IV builds on Clinic Team III (PSYC22005) 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. This includes the culturally-sensitive, evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. During your clinical practicum in a community-based setting, you will continue to develop your knowledge and skills to formulate and share case conceptualisations and intervention plans.


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

Prerequisite: PSYC22005 Clinic Team III.

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 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

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. Practical 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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : 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 reflections
Telehealth placements and supervision are a good introduction to working online.
Supervision and placements in telehealth should continue to be included in this unit.
Action Taken
There were more telehealth placements on offer for students this year. Group supervision was a hybrid of face-to-face for students on campus and online for remote students.
Source: Student reflections
Group supervision should be the first task undertaken in the lectures every week.
Discuss with students at the start of each term whether this is the preferred structure for the classes in this unit.
Action Taken
Students preferred to complete their clinical case presentations first and then participate in group supervision. This structure will be retained.
Source: SUTE unit comments.
Students found the online platform difficult to log their hours due to the glitches in the program (e.g., hours not calculating correctly).
The previous versions of the supervision forms in PDF and the logbook in an Excel spreadsheet will be used instead of the online platform.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE unit comments.
Students requested greater clarification regarding contact hours claimable for direct client contact and associated client activities.
Add to the Moodle site for this unit the Wellness Centre Manual and Master of Clinical Psychology Placement Manual, which were provided to students in Term 1 so these are easily accessible during this unit.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE unit comments.
Students liked that the viva examination was completed in Weeks five and six, rather than week 12.
Retain the viva examination in Weeks five and six to more evenly distribute assessment requirements throughout the term and allow students the opportunity to further develop skills based on the viva assessment feedback.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform clinical psychology assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and associated activities in a community-based clinical setting
  2. Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and nonspecialist audiences
  4. Critically reflect on knowledge, skills, and ability to independently provide professional clinical psychology services in a community-based setting.

The Learning Outcomes link with the Master of Clinical Psychology course Learning Outcomes: 1 ( Apply culturally-sensitive advanced knowledge of psychological theories of the aetiology, presentation, and progression of psychological disorders across the lifespan and relevant international taxonomies of classification of psychological disorders), 2 (Apply advanced knowledge of psychological developmental and biopsychosocial models of health), 3 (Conduct culturally responsive assessment of psychological disorders), and 4 (Implement culturally-responsive, evidence-based, clinical psychology interventions). The Learning Outcomes are designed to meet the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) standards for Clinical Psychology courses, in particular, Clinical Psychology guidelines 4.2.1, 4.2.2, and 4.2.3.

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 - Practical Assessment
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