In this unit, students will develop pre-professional competencies in psychology as well as gain further understanding of the professional practice roles psychologists undertake across a broad range of employment settings. Students will learn about the theory and practice of psychology for a variety of psychological disorders, problems, and workplace settings. Students in this unit will develop an understanding of how social, historical, professional and cultural factors influence the science and practice of psychology across varied settings. Students will also learn the key communication and interaction skills psychologists use in professional practice. As such, this unit will promote the scientist-practitioner model of the practice of psychology through real-life examples, case studies and role-play. Learning exercises simulate the real world of psychology practice as closely as possible. To this end, when you come to class you will be engaging in “work experience” in a simulated workplace in which you are providing services based on psychological principles.
|Unit name||Advanced Topics in Psychology Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Otto (Luke) Johnson|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Compare and contrast evidence-based approaches for psychological interventions.
- Appraise the role of diversity on psychological practice in a range of settings
- Adapt and apply psychological science skills to a range of workplace contexts
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E
2 x two-day workshops.
|Assessment||Skills Demonstration part 2 (25%)|Applied Problem Solving Assignment (50%)|Discussion posts|Skills Demonstration Part 1 (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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