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Unit details

HPS917 - Couple and Family Clinical Placement 1 and Conference Seminar A

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Jane Mc Gillivray

Contact hours: Supervised clinical experiences


This unit is comprised of a clinical placement at an outside agency, and campus case conference seminars. The placements will be in specialised agencies whose major focus is the treatment of couple and/or family problems. The aims of these placements are to develop specialist skills in the assessment and treatment of couple and family problems. The placement will be assigned to the student by the placement coordinator. The manner in which the placements are conducted will be similar to the previous placements, although it will be expected that students will have substantial client contact and will carry their own caseload, under supervision.

For the case conference seminars, students will be required to prepare and present a case or issue from their placement. The case presentation will involve a presentation of the presenting symptoms, the assessment techniques employed, the diagnosis of the disorder using DSM IV, and a consideration of appropriate treatment strategies. These seminars will provide the opportunity for students to obtain feedback from staff and other students.


Assessment task 1: Attendance for 50 days

Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook to the University Supervisor within 21 day of completing the placement

Assessment task 3: Satisfactory presentation of a seminar in the Case conference Seminar A

Assessment task 4: Satisfactory report on professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor and University Supervisor

Assessment task 5: Satisfactory 4000 word report written by the student and submitted to the placement coordinator within 21 days of completion of placement.

These assessment 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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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