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Doctor of Psychology (Clinical): Research Integrated Practicum II (PSY704)

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 II (PSY704) continues the Doctoral practicum experience and is designed to meet APAC and Psychology Board criteria for professional registration. Research training in translational research methodology continues with a focus on support to collect data, undertake training in research methodology to support the completion of the Translational Research Project. Students must complete practical placements in appropriate agencies and organisations. Students will attend regular seminars on professional, practical and methodological issues.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Updating of a supervision contract between placement agency, student and Murdoch university to cover the student's specific learning needs and AHPRA areas of competency.
2. Continued 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 advanced clinical knowledge of clinical process, supervision, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based interventions with a caseload of clients presenting with clinical disorders as defined by the DSM 5.
4. Continue to undertake data collection, additional research training, and service oriented research activities and data analytic techniques to aide in the preparation of a Translational Research Project as assessed in PSY700.
Timetabled Learning Activities Practical placements: 67 days total; seminars/workshops: as scheduled throughout the year.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is work integrated learning supported by regular attendance at seminars.
Assessment Assessment is on a pass/fail basis. Attendance and participation in seminars is required. Satisfactory completion of mid and final placement reviews.
Assessment and feedback is provided on a weekly basis by the placement supervisor in conjunction with the assessment of log books and oral and written case presentations by the unit coordinator or their delegate.
A written or video task assesses participation in the advanced skills workshops attended during the unit.
A 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 PSY703 Doctor of Psychology (Clinical): Practicum I; enrolment in the Clinical Psychology specialisation of the Doctor of Psychology; 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 II'
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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
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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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