PSYC614 - Practicum B
Prerequisites PSYC613 Practicum A
The ability to integrate theoretical knowledge into clinical practice is integral to the practice of psychology. This is the second of the series of units in which students as provisional psychologists gain experience in the delivery of psychological services in a real-world setting to complement the theoretical and simulated learning that takes place in the coursework units. The placement allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to develop and acquire the necessary skills to be a competent practitioner including demonstration of appropriate professional attitudes and values. The emphasis is on skill development in a supervised, structured environment where reflective practice comprises an important component of supervisory relationships. Students will be encouraged to approach applied problems and skill based learning from a hypothesis based assessment perspective consistent with a scientist-practitioner model. Students will further develop their clinical assessment, intervention, and case formulation skills. Students also take part in a weekly group case conference. Professional ethics and behaviours are an integral part of learning in this unit. The aim of this unit is to facilitate the development of confidence in the application of psychological practice skills that are required to work effectively and safely with clients.