|Short Description:||Practicum 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 :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||4 June 2020|
Pre-requisite: PSY8010 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPCL or MPHD
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.