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PSY8010 Issues and Skills in Professional Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Psychology
Version produced : 8 March 2013


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: DPCL or MPCL


This course focuses on discipline knowledge and professional and interpersonal competencies required of students before commencing supervised practice in both mental health-specific and more general settings. Students will examine the assumptions, values and social/interpersonal skills that they bring into their professional practice. Building on these, students will develop their professional knowledge and interpersonal/professional competencies, including interviewing, developing a therapeutic alliance, and report writing. There is a focus on skill acquisition within the contexts of cultural competency and professional ethics. Learning opportunities include six one-day compulsory workshops on-campus, video-based self reflective learning and feedback, readings, assignments and web-based discussion groups.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba