PSYC643-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Year 1 Practicum

24 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


The course objective is to provide the opportunity for students to apply the science and practice of clinical psychology. Students will develop their understanding of the ‘art of interviewing’ in a manner that is client centred, evidence-based, safe, ethical, and culturally relevant. The practicum component provides students the opportunity to observe, participate in, and undertake assessment interviews, treatment, psychometric assessments, and report writing under supervision of the experienced clinical psychologists within the Psychology Centre.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 25 Feb - 7 Apr

Timetable Note

Students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Drummond


Julia Rucklidge , Ann Huggett , Neil Thompson and Eileen Britt

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Sattler, J.M; Resource guide to accompany foundations of behavioural, social and clinical assessment of children; 6th Ed; San Diego: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc, 2014.

Sattler, Jerome M; Foundations of behavioral, social and clinical assessment of children; Sixth edition;

Shea, S.C; Psychiatric interviewing: The art of understanding; 3rd ed; Elsevier, 2016.

Waitoki, Waikaremoana W. et al; Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand; 3rd ed;

Recommended Reading

Page, A., Stritzke, W; Clinical Psychology for Trainees: Foundations for Science-Informed Practice; 2nd; Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Seymour, Fred. et al; Psychology and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand; 1st ed; NZ Psychological Society, 2011.

Wepa, Dianne; Clinical supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand : a health perspective; Pearson Education New Zealand, 2007.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,603.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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