DPSY6199 - Intermediate practicum - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jennie Ponsford


Dr Adam McKay

Unit guides






Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology or Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology


The DPsych program has established a network of placements in a variety of settings within which students can receive appropriate practica training. The practica coordinator and staff at the agency arrange the placements. Student preferences, practica availability and student training needs are taken account of in this process. Which agency and supervisor, number of days for the practica and also the commencement and completion dates are specified. Students are not permitted to negotiate their own practica or change any practica arrangements without first obtaining approval from the University Practica Coordinator.


On completion of the intermediate practicum, students should have:

  1. developed skill and confidence in applying their theoretical knowledge to the psychological treatment of individuals with relatively uncomplicated emotional and/or behavioural problems and to the assessment of treatment outcomes;
  2. developed an awareness of the intricacy of the therapeutic relationship and of the contribution of their personal qualities to it. Their contribution to service delivery should reflect the principles of best practice and their role within an agency should be equivalent to that of a junior employee.
  3. the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of the agency's role in service delivery and to service delivery and to independently contribute to the development of strategies for improved service delivery.


Placement Contract (Hurdle)

Mid-placement Review (Hurdle)

Student Diary (Hurdle)

Student Case/Logbook (Hurdle)

Supervisor Logbook (Hurdle)

Final Student Assessment Report (Hurdle)

Final Supervisor Assessment Report (Hurdle)

Participate in OSCE (Hurdle)

Clinical Report (Hurdle)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study