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EDF6507 - Clinical placement in psychology 1

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr J Simmonds and Dr J Roodenburg


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2007 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)


The practicum develops a range of professional skills and acquaints students with issues of professional ethics and practice in psychology. Students spend between three and four days per week during the November-October period on placement. In all, students undertake three placements (one minor and two major). Total hours on placement must be at least 1000 (125 days) over the three placements. Students also attend fortnightly meetings with their university supervisors. Clinical placement in psychology 1 is usually undertaken in the summer semester. In this placement students are expected to complete 144 hours (18 days) of practical experience.


Upon successful completion of the three practica units, students should have developed advanced knowledge and skills for assessment, counselling and intervention; advanced report writing skills; an advanced knowledge of local human service systems and an understanding of legal or ethical issues relevant to the specialist fields of counselling or educational & developmental psychology.


Supervisor evaluations: 100%. EDF6507 is evaluated as pass grade only.

Contact hours

144 hours (18 days) of clinical placement experience (some days and hours may be transferred between the three placements with the permission of the placement coordinator).


Satisfactory performance in relevant academic units