PSY8010 Issues and Skills in Professional Practice
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: DPCL or MPCL
Students enrolled in the DPCL or MPCL program MUST enrol in the TOOWOOMBA offer of this course.
This course focuses on discipline knowledge and professional and interpersonal competencies required of students in relation to 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 compulsory day-long workshops on-campus, video-based self reflective learning and feedback, readings, assignments and web-based discussion groups.