1 x 380-hour clinical placement per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into PHDCP-Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)
2 1 of PSYC9010, PSYC9010A
3 ^ PSYC9005 - Advanced Applications of Evidence Based Therapies
Must Satisfy: (1) and (2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
PSYC9042 has been successfully completed
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-practitioner 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.