PSY6206 - Intermediate placement and case analysis (clinical psychology) - 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)

Dr James Courtney
Associate Professor Nikolaos Kazantzis


Dr James Courtney
Associate Professor Nikolaos Kazantzis

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit represents the second phase of training towards clinical practice for students in their roles as provisionally registered psychologists. Placements are arranged via a network of external providers or speciality clinics at the MPC, with due regard given to the longer-term interests of the student. Students will be closely supervised in accordance with regulatory guidelines and should aim to achieve a specified number of direct client hours and practicum hours towards meeting registration requirements. Students will also observe oral case presentations given by experienced clinicians and other students. They will be exposed to a variety of different presentation styles designed to cater for specific audiences and will learn to evaluate case material in an objective and critical manner. They will participate in discussions of clinical issues and recent developments in the field of Clinical Psychology and will be challenged to remain informed about such developments and issues.


On completion of this unit, students should have:

  1. Developed skills and confidence in applying theoretical knowledge to the psychological treatment of individuals with relatively uncomplicated emotional and/or behavioural problems, as well as skills towards the assessment of treatment outcomes;
  2. Developed an awareness of the intricacy of the therapeutic relationship, and the contribution of their personal qualities within this structure;
  3. The ability to understand the complexities of the agency's role in service delivery, with the capacity to extend towards the conceptualisation of strategies that could improve service delivery;
  4. The ability to contribute to 'best practice' service delivery, drawn from academic and clinical training experiences to date;
  5. Developed a working knowledge of the functioning of a multi-disciplinary team and the role of its various members;
  6. Confidently present case presentations;
  7. Formulate hypotheses, conduct semi-structured clinical interviews, select appropriate tests, integrate and interpret findings to respond to referral questions and formulate a treatment plan for a variety of clinical psychological referrals.


Clinical OSCE 2 (Hurdle Requirement)

Placement Contract (Hurdle Requirement)

Mid-Placement Review (Hurdle Requirement)

End-placement Review (Hurdle Requirement)

Clinical Logbook (Hurdle Requirement)

Class Contribution (Hurdle Requirement)

Case Presentation (Hurdle Requirement)

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