PSYC22006 - Clinic Team IV

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 III unit, this unit is intended to provide advanced, supervised practice skills necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist.


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

Prerequisite: PSYC22005 Clinic Team III

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Practical and Written Assessment 100%

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 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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 during lectures.
Students would like feedback on reflective diaries.
We will trial submitting reflective diaries online weekly so the feedback can be given throughout the term.
Action Taken
The diaries were submitted weekly, however the grade was only awarded at the end of term.
Source: Students during lectures.
Students would like more practice on the VIVA exam.
Content contained in the VIVA will be reinforced throughout the term.
Action Taken
More practice was provided in 2018 as part of this unit's Residential School.
Source: Student feedback
That the teacher in class was supportive to students area of interest and perspectives.
The students were given opportunity for input into the content covered in the final few weeks of class. Students appreciated this opportunity to revisit some important topics and explore some advanced areas of psychological practice. It is recommended to retain this structure in 2019.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
Providing timely and constructive feedback on submitted work
The diaries were submitted weekly, however the grade was only awarded at the end of term. In 2019, it is recommended that the diaries be graded weekly, as submitted.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilise professional levels of communication to work effectively within an external psychology agency.
  2. Apply high level theoretical knowledge within an applied area of psychological practice to plan and implement effective evidence based interventions.
  3. Understand and contribute to the process of ethical decsion making and its application within community based psychology practice.
  4. Describe, implement and reflect on, professional practice procedures as relevant to community based clinical psychology practice.
  5. Develop case conceptualisations utilising appropriate theoretical models.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
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 - Practical and Written Assessment