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HPS976 - Issues in Professional Psychology

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Keith McVilly

Incompatible with: HPS776
Contact hours: 3 hours per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will prepare students for professional practice. It will ensure that students are familiar with ethical, legal and professional practice requirements and responsibilities. The unit examines: the Psychology Board of Australia requirements for registration as a psychologist; requirements of the APS colleges of Clinical Psychologists; Forensic Psychologists and Health Psychologists, the APS Code of Ethical and Professional Standards; the nature of supervision and the responsibilities of the supervisor and the psychologist in-training; the effect of the different contexts in which psychologists works; the mutual responsibilities of team members; the law as it applies to professional practice; and common practical problems in working with clients; legal and ethical issues, and issues involved in working with other professionals.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Class presentation (with handout) 30%

Assessment task 2: Self-reflection case report (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Oral examination 40%

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