This unit considers practical and ethical issues in clinical psychological practice. Students are introduced to key ethical codes and legislation and to a model for ethical decision-making through practice-based examples.
Key practice issues including guidelines of professional and ethical conduct, confidentiality, and supervision are introduced. Issues and skills particularly relevant to the student experience of practicum placement including risk assessment, mental state examination, case formulation and treatment planning are addressed. Classroom discussion and exercises provide an opportunity to develop these skills.
|Unit name||Ethics & Professional Practice|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Mandy Matthewson
|Available as student elective?||No|
|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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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $417.00||2020: $1,222.50||090701|
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2-hr seminar weekly (13 weeks)
Written report (max. 2500 words; 50%)
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