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.

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

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
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. 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% 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
Feedback
That the teacher in class was supportive to students area of interest and perspectives.
Recommendation
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
This structure was retained in 2019.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Providing timely and constructive feedback on submitted work
Recommendation
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
Weekly grading and feedback on the diaries was given.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the detailed feedback on their weekly reflective journal entries.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly feedback on the reflective journal entries.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the relevant topics of the weekly classes and the residential school, including some topics of their own choosing.
Recommendation
The class topics were partly based on student choice and the residential school topics were based on previous student feedback. It is therefore recommended to continue to provide some choice of topics in class and to plan residential school topics based on student feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
4 - Case Study
5 - Practical Assessment
3 - Presentation