HPS709 - Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 2


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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


HPS706 and HPS777



Incompatible with: HPS909
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

50 days of supervised clinical placement (approximately three days per week) and case analysis presentations as part of placement.


The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to establish their clinical psychology skills. Students are be expected to demonstrate key competencies in ethical and professional frameworks as well as psychological assessment and intervention skills.

Placements provide students with opportunities to develop clinical psychology skills in a range of settings such as adult, adolescent, acute, chronic, inpatient, community, forensic and/or rehabilitation services. It is expected that students will undertake either an adult OR a child/adolescent placements that will complement their other placement units.

The placement program will be established jointly by the student, the placement coordinator, and the practitioner(s) 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 have client contact and carry their own caseload, under supervision. The 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.

As part of placement, students will engage in case presentations and be required to present a case from their placement. These case presentation seminars provide students with the opportunity to give and receive feedback from peers as well as supervisors and discuss clinical issues.

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