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PSY5110 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

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


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: PDPP or be undertaking the course as professional development


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Springfield