HPS917 - Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 4
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Amanda Dudley and Jane Mc Gillivray
50 days of supervised clinical placement (approximately two days per week) and weekly case analysis/case conference seminars (2 hours per week).
This unit builds upon previous placement competencies and is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to further enhance their clinical psychology skills. Students will be expected to demonstrate key competencies in ethical and professional frameworks as well as advanced psychological assessment and intervention skills. Supervision on this placement will be aimed at increasing autonomy and responsibility as well as higher level integration of theory and practice. Placements aim to provide students with opportunities to develop clinical psychology skills in a range of settings such as adult, child, adolescent, acute, chronic, inpatient, community, forensic, and/or rehabilitation services. It is expected that for this unit students will undertake either an adult OR a child/adolescent placement that will complement their previous placements.
The placement program will be established jointly by the student, the placement coordinator, and the practitioners supervising the placement. This will include the minimum amount of face-to-face contact time with clients and the minimum supervision requirements. Placement Learning Contracts will specify learning objectives and key competencies as well as the responsibilities of the student, the Agency Supervisor and the Placement coordinator. Students will be required to increase their client contact and carry their own caseload, under supervision.
Student’s performance will be reviewed at a mid and end of placement meeting. All meetings and paperwork are to be completed and are considered part of the unit requirements.
This unit also involves regular attendance at case analysis seminars. Students will be required to present a case or issue from their placement. These seminars will provide the opportunity for students to obtain feedback from staff and other students.
Assessment task 1: Attendance for a minimum of 50 days
Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook to the University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)
Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report on professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor and University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)
Assessment task 4: Satisfactory case report of approximately 4000 words written by the student and submitted to the University Supervisor within 21 days of completion of placement.
Assessment task 5: Attendance at and active participation in Case Analysis Seminars and satisfactory presentation of a case.
These assessment and procedural components constitute 100% of the assessment for this unit and failure to satisfactorily complete the requirements of any one component will result in the student failing the unit, preclude the admission of the student to the next placement and may result in the student's exclusion from the course.
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