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PSY8010 Issues and Skills in Professional Practice

Short Description: Issue & Skills in Profess Prac
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


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MPCL

Other requisites

Students enrolled in the 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 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 and ethical decision-making, video-based self-reflective learning and feedback, and research and theoretical reviews.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba