PSY8130 Practicum 1
Pre-requisite: PSY8010 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: DPCL or MPCL or PDPP
Students enrolled in the DPCL or MPCL program MUST enrol in the TOOWOOMBA offer of this course.
The first Practicum is designed to provide students with a structured situation in a clinical agency in which appropriate psychological skills can be developed to high levels of competency. It gives the student the opportunity to examine applied problems from a theoretical perspective and to then apply theoretically derived interventions. It promotes a scientist-practitioner model of the professional psychologist. Students will be encouraged to approach applied problems and skill based learning from a hypothesis based assessment perspective. The emphasis is on skill development in a supervised, structured environment. Expert feedback on performance is seen as an essential feature of the learning process and strong emphasis is placed on skill development under adequate supervision.