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PSY5110 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

Short Description: Ethical, Legal & Profes Issues
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 May 2019

Requisites

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

Synopsis

This course covers key foundational competencies in the ethical, legal and professional domains. Students will gain working knowledge of the APS Code of Ethics, with a particular focus on Confidentiality, Managing Boundaries, Dual Relationships, and managing high-risk clients. Key legislation is covered including the Mental Health Act and Health Practitioner Regulation law. Finally, the course covers key professional competencies including: theory application in clinical practice, reflective and deliberate practice, case formulation, mental status examination, interviewing, microcounselling and therapeutic relationship skills, working with diverse clients, interprofessional practice, and classification and diagnosis in psychological practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Ipswich