1 x 380-hour clinical placement per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 PSYC9007 - Counselling and Professional Issues
2 PSYC9006 - Clinical Child Psychology
3 ^ PSYC9014 - Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
4 ^ PSYC9009 - Psychological Disorders and Psychopharmacology
5 PSYC9035 - Psychological Assessment
5a PSYC9036 - Psychological Assessment
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and (5 or 5a))
Enrolment not permitted
PSYC9041 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Students are expected to have a basic understanding of clinical and counselling methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy approaches, familiarity with child and adult diagnostic and classification systems, and familiarity with professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of clinical psychology.
Topic description
Students in the MPsych (Clinical) and PhD (Clinical Psychology) programs will be placed in three practicums. Each placement usually lasts for around 20 weeks and it is a requirement of the course that each student be available for 2.5 days per week for the placement periods.

Students will work as provisional psychologists as part of this placement with an emphasis on clinical skill development (assessment and therapy).
Educational aims
The primary aim of the topic is to equip students in the skills of cognitive-behaviour therapy and other evidence-based therapies, as well as to develop skills in assessment practices.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:
  • understand how to work from a scientist-practictioner framework
  • effectively use case conceptualisation to guide therapeutic practice
  • develop appropriate assessment and/or therapy interventions for relevant clinical groups (both child and adults)
  • develop an understanding of the role of the psychologist in clinical service settings
  • work effectively in clinical teams and with clinician's from other discipline backgrounds (where applicable)
  • develop an understanding of the ethical and professional issues associated with the practice of clinical psychology.