PSYC22005 - Clinic Team III
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

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

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PSYC21008 Clinic Team II

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

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.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students need more traning in intellgence profiling, and interpretation of assesments Evident through assessments and conversations in Clinic Team IV. I have engaged the services of Dr Will Reimer, from Canada on two occasions in this area. He has offered to lecture x 2 times per year to the 6th years. I recommend that we do engage him as a sessional expert in this area in future years.
Transference and counter transference need to be addressed more carefully and consistently in this course. Observation from coordinator and student concerns regarding emotional difficulties with distressing clients Include a formal lesson on this and address this issue in case study discussions throughout the term.
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. Integrate theoretical knowledge into an area of applied psychological practice to plan and implement effective evidence based interventions
  3. Reflect on the process of ethical decision making and its application within community psychology practice
  4. Describe and implement professional practice procedures as relevant to community based clinical psychology practice
  5. Develop case conceptualisations using 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

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced 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

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note: Whilst no specific text book is required for this unit it is expected that students will be student members of the APS. Many of the course materials require student access to the APS site.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • It is suggested that all students become student members of the APS. This will allow access to on-line professional practice materials as indicated in the Schedule
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDamith Woods (d.woods@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Regulatory Frameworks for Psychology.

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement

Part 3: Case Presentation

Placement Manual

Z:\Wellness Centre\2017 Wellness Centre\STUDENT\MANUALS

Smith et al (2014) Contracting for Group Supervision.

www.psychologyboard.gov.au

Week 2 13-03-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Self Care - Vulnerabilities and Protective Factors.

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement

Part 3: Case Presentation

D'Souza, Egan & Rees (2011). Perfectionism, Stress and Burnout.

Bearse et al (2013). Barriers to Psychologists Seeking Mental Health Care.

Bamanti et al (2014). Promoting Ethical Behaviour by Cultivating a Culture of Self care During Graduate Training.

Psychology Board of Australia: Mandatory Reporting Requirements.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Registration, Insurance and Registrar Programs.

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

Psychology Board Of Australia

Guideline on Professional Indemnity Insurance for Psychologists.

Guideline on Psychological Area of Practice Endorsement.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice: Mental Health Act. National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2013

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement. Establishing guidelines for oral case presentations

Part 3: Case Presentation

www.health.gov.au

Mental Health Act

National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2013

Week 5 03-04-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice: Consent, Confidentiality and Client Rights

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

APS Code of Ethics: General Principle A: Respect for the Rights and Dignity of People and Peoples.

APS Ethical Guidelines:

Reporting Abuse and Neglect and Criminal Activity

Guidelines on Confidentiality

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Private Practice Issues

Part 2: Clinical Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

APS Setting up a Private Practice: Issues to Consider. (APS Members).

Week 7 24-04-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Advertising and Social Networking

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement

Part 3: Case Presentation

In Psych June 2014: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Social Media for Psychologists. (APS Members).

PBA: Social Media Policy

AHPRA Guidelines for Advertising Regulated health Services

APS Code of Ethics (Standard C2.3)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Role of Professional Associations.

The Australian Psychological Society.

Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

www.psychology.org.au

www.acpa.org.au

Week 9 08-05-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Ethics in Practice. Reviewing the Ethical Decision Making Model.

Support services: APS Professional Advisory Service (PAS)

Aon Legal Hotline (Insurer support)

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

AHPRA - Publications - Court and Tribunal Decisions.

APS Code of Ethics

Power Point: Reviewing the EDM Model.

InPsych April 2012 Psychologists Behaving Badly

Week 10 15-05-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice: Continuous Professional Development Requirements (CPD). Limits to Professional Competence.

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

PBA - Standards and Guidelines - Continuous Professional Development Resources.

APS - CPD & Events (Members Only)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Part 1: Professional Practice. Record Keeping, Responding to Third party Requests

Part 2: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 3: Case Presentation

How To Respond to a Subpoena InPsych June 2011. (APS: Members Only)

The Do's and Don'ts of Client Session Notes InPsych Oct 2012 (Members Only)

Week 12 29-05-2017

Part 1: Group Supervision of External Placement.

Part 2: Part 3: Case Presentation

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Practical and Written Assessment Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Students will be required to submit a portfolio which will include

  • A written case study of a de-identified client case drawn from Clinic Team lll placement experience.
  • A log of placement and supervision hours that demonstrates satisfactory course progression
  • Satisfactory assessment of practice competencies as evidenced by mid and end of placement review documents.

Each of these components of the portfolio must meet a satisfactory standard to have achieved an overall pass within the unit.

Specific details of required structure for the case study submission, satisfactory progression for course hours and expected levels of competency are all described in the placement manual that accompanies the Clinic Team subjects. Details of the submission process is also provided in the placement manual.

In addition to the submitted material students must have attended a minimum of 80% of Clinic Team classes and have been active participants in all classes.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
To be submitted via email to the unit coordinator as described in the placement manual.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
To be returned in person or via email
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

The criteria associated with the case study are described in the placement manual that accompanies this unit.

Expected satisfactory progression for log of hours and placement supervisor ratings are described in the placement manual that accompanies this unit.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass. It is a requirement that each component of this unit achieves a pass grading to achieve an overall satisfactory grade for the unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

The details for the potfolio submission are listed in the placment manual that accompanies this unit

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Utilise professional levels of communication to work effectively within an external psychology agency

2. Integrate theoretical knowledge into an area of applied psychological practice to plan and implement effective evidence based interventions

3. Reflect on the process of ethical decision making and its application within community psychology practice

4. Describe and implement professional practice procedures as relevant to community based clinical psychology practice

5. Develop case conceptualisations using appropriate theoretical models

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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