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Doctor of Psychology (Clinical): Research Integrated Practicum I (PSY703)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, Y-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Research Integrated Practicum I (PSY703) combines the practicum requirements to meet APAC and Psychology Board criteria for professional registration and research training in translational research methodology. These two goals are integrated in order to advance the student's understanding and skills in the scientist-practitioner model which is central to clinical psychology. Students will be assisted to select placements and undertake placement activities that meet APAC and Registration Board requirements. Students will also attend regular seminars on clinical and research matters.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Development and implementation of a supervision contract between placement agency, student and Murdoch university to cover the students specific learning needs and AHPRA areas of competency.
2. Progress towards the completion of a log-book which, at the end of the completed Dpsych, documents that students have completed 1500 hours of clinically-relevant work, including a minimum of 600 hours of face-to-face work with clients (individual or group). Please note: time spent on research training, data collection and analysis cannot be considered within the 1500 hours required.
3. Apply knowledge of assessment, treatment planning and delivery of evidence based interventions to a caseload of clients presenting with clinical disorders as defined by the DSM 5.
4. Undertake data collection, additional research training, and service oriented research activities to aide in the preparation of a Translational Research Project.
Timetabled Learning Activities Translation research seminar 6x2hours (semester 1)
Advanced Clinical Practice seminar 6x3hours (semester 1)
Advanced Clinical Practice seminar 6x3hours (semester 2)
Unit Learning Experiences Students will attend placement agencies to undertake practicum activities consistent with APAC requirements. In addition to APAC requirements for the practicum, they will also attend seminars on campus to undertake training in research methodology relevant to the collection and analysis of data to be used in the Translational Research Project for PSY700.
Assessment Assessment is on a pass/fail basis. Attendance and participation in seminars is required.
Weekly assessment and feedback is provided by the placement supervisor in conjunction with the assessment of log books and oral and written case presentations by the unit coordinator or delegate.
Undertake required number of placement hours under the clinical supervision of a supervisor to obtain clinical experience with specific client groups sufficient to demonstrate clinical competency in areas of clinical practice.
Satisfactory completion of mid and final placement reviews.
Written or video task assesses participation in the advanced skills workshops during the unit.
Research portfolio and quiz tasks will be used to assess research methodology components including student presentation and submission of written work relevant to the Translational Research Project.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology; completion with an average of distinction in the Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology Year 1 required units or equivalent; Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2016: 'Doctor of Psychology (Clinical): Practicum I'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) (DPsych)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Andrew Lewis
Professor Clinical Psychology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2546
e: Andrew.Lewis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.011 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Placement
MURDOCH: S2-Placement
MURDOCH: SUM-Placement
MURDOCH: Y-Placement
Professor Andrew Lewis
Professor Clinical Psychology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2546
e: Andrew.Lewis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.011 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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