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HPS776 - Issues in Professional Psychology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Andrew Day





Incompatible with: HPS976
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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 task 1: Presentation (30 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Case report (1500 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Self-reflection diary on weekly issues (1500 words) 20%

Assessment task 4: Ethical dilemma examination (1 hour) 40%

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