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PSYC6720

Pre-Professional Practice for Graduate Diploma

10 Units

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence. One half of the course introduces students to the administration of psychological tests and psychological assessment with an emphasis on cognitive testing and assessment. The other half of the course introduces students to basic counselling techniques and skills. Students will gain practical experience in testing and counselling. . Cannot count with PSYC4201

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability
Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. developed competency in the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests,
  2. developed competency in basic counselling skills and techniques.

Gained useful knowledge regarding: 1. psychological tests in various areas of cognition; 2. choice of suitable tests, and matching this choice with assessment goals 3. different approaches to counselling and how to conduct a counselling interview.

Content

The Wechlser tests of intelligence and memory will be examined as well as commonly used tests of attention and executive function. The course will also address important issues in choosing appropriate tests to achieve the assessment goals and interpreting and using test results. The counselling component will examine a number of approaches to counselling and cover the range of skills needed to conduct a counselling interview.

Replacing Course(s)
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge An APS accredited sequence in Psychology (years 1 - 3) PSYC3070 and PSYC3010 or equivalents
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Workshop
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - The testing component: An essay. The counselling component: An essay
  • Other: (please specify) - Competent administration of the Wechsler test of intelligence. practical skills in counselling, and a written evaluation of a case study.
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the proposed Graduate Diploma in Psychology(Postgraduate).
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6720

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