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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Grace Couchman


This unit in the second year of the DPsych (Clinical) course covers key issues for clinical psychologies, such as assessment methods, intervention planning and management, and the professional communication of clinical work. Students learn to conduct assessment and treatment, and to present these to peers and academic clinicians in an informative and succinct manner. Relevant professional, ethical and legal issues are explored for all presented cases.


To provide students with a fundamental understanding of a number of effective Clinical Psychology practices and to consolidate their skills in the formulation and presentation of clinical case material, using a biopsychosocial model.


Seminar attendance (hurdle requirement); major oral case presentation and written case report (4500 words) (80%); brief oral case presentation (20%). Oral and written tasks will be graded.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Grace Couchman