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PSY8010 Issues and Skills in Professional Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology, Counselling and Community

Requisites

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

Other requisites

Students enrolled in the DPCL or MPCL program MUST enrol in the TOOWOOMBA offer of this course.
Students enrolled in the PDPP program MUST enrol in the SPRINGFIELD offer of this course.

Synopsis

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 initial interviewing, developing a therapeutic alliance, and monitoring client outcomes. There is a focus on skill acquisition within the contexts of diversity and cultural competency and professional ethics. Learning opportunities include compulsory day-long workshops on-campus which integrate role-play practice with video-based self-reflective learning and feedback, research and theoretical reviews, written assignments and web-based discussions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba