HPS712 - Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 3


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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


HPS709 and HPS777



Incompatible with:


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

1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week and 50 days supervised placement

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week and 50 days supervised placement


Through our placement partnerships, students will be able to continue to establish and demonstrate their clinical skills in assessment, case formulation and intervention with individuals and/or groups. Placements aim to provide students with a broad range of experiences across various presenting issues and settings such as child/youth, adult, aged, inpatient, outpatient, community, forensic and/or rehabilitation services.

Placements will involve individualised learning objectives developed in consultation with the Student, Agency Supervisor and Placement Coordinator. This is to be documented on the Supervision Contract which also outlines roles, responsibilities and requirements. Students will be required to carry a caseload under supervision and as placements’ progress students will increase their client contact. Supervision is an essential part of placement and will over time focus on increased autonomy and responsibility as well as higher level integration of theory and practice. Student's performance will be reviewed at a mid and end of placement meeting and measured across the core competencies as per the Mid and End of Placement Supervisor Report.

Students will also engage in single-subject case study methodology, using a scientist-practitioner mindset, which will be used to develop their three research case reports (MPsych) across the placement units and present case material in case analysis seminars with their fellow students.

All meetings and paperwork are to be completed and are considered part of the unit requirements.

A final 'Transition to Professional Practice' day will be scheduled and is aimed at preparing students for finishing their course, reaching their clinical competencies and looking ahead to professional life as a registered psychologist and as a graduate of Deakin.

Hurdle requirement

  • Attendance for 50 days - Pass/Fail
  • Completed logbook - Pass/Fail
  • Satisfactory End of Placement Supervisor Report - Pass/Fail
  • Satisfactory single-subject case study - Pass/Fail
  • Satisfactory presentation of a case and attendance at final ‘Transition to Professional Practice’ Day - Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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