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HPS976 - Issues in Professional Psychology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Keith McVilly

Incompatible with: HPS776
Contact hours: 3 hours 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%

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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