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Unit of study_

Placement 1B - PSYC6079

Year - 2018

The unit is designed to provide students with intensely supervised practice in conducting the fundamentals of clinical assessment, diagnosis, formulation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation for adult patients, psychometric assessments for adults and children/adolescents and child, adolescent and family work. A cognitive-behavioural approach is predominant in this placement for adult work. It will also provide an introduction to the practice of conducting psychometric assessments with the aim of achieving competency in the administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing for these assessments. It is expected that three to four cases will be undertaken, but additional cases may be prescribed until a student reaches competency. All students will also conduct child, adolescent or family therapy under the supervision of clinical psychologists with expertise in this area. Students may be offered the opportunity to run a group, subject to availability. Students will be allocated to specific supervisors for adult and child, adolescent and family therapy. While supervisors vary in the format in which they offer supervision, with a mixture of individual, group and observation formats being offered, supervision is intense and with a high level of observation by supervisors throughout the placement.

Classes
Clinical placement: 24 weeks, 1.5-2 days / week

Assessment
Contract, mid-placement review, clinical log (compulsory requirements for accreditation) end-of-placement review (100%). Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on all assessments to satisfy requirements for this unit of study.

Textbooks
None prescribed. A wide range of clinical texts are available for consultation in the School of Psychology Test Library.

Additional information
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Sydney.

Pre-requisites

PSYC6078

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
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