Students are required to undertake placement within their current workplace or submit an expression of interest to the Topic Coordinator for alternative options prior to the commencement of the topic. Students are required to meet all pre-placement and fit for placement requirements prior to undertaking the practicum.
The topic provides each student undertaking a clinical placement opportunities to acquire and demonstrate competencies in the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people with high prevalence psychological disorders. The focus of the topic is the practicum that requires students to obtain clinical competencies in a range of clinical, administrative and supervisory processes within a CBT framework with particular emphasis on low intensity interventions (LICBT). Students will be required to administer and interpret specific clinical measures and tools, undertake clinical assessments, deliver structured interventions, complete case formulations, maintain accurate and professional clinical documentation, engage in regular clinical supervision and meet all contractual obligations as outlined by the placement agreements.
This topic aims to offer each student a structured, clinical framework to acquire and demonstrate competencies in the delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with people experiencing high prevalence psychological disorders within a low and high intensity stepped-care model. Students will receive regular individual and group clinical supervision throughout the practicum. The topic covers several areas: case studies; assessment and formulations; manualised treatment models; guided self-help; clinical supervision and reflective practice; clinical portfolio; and audio recordings of clinical sessions. Students are required to meet all pre-placement and fit for placement requirements prior to undertaking the practicum.