PSYC643-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Year 1 Practicum

24 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


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 undertake assessment interviews, psychometric assessment, observation of treatment, and report writing.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Carolin Ritter


Sarah Drummond , Ann Huggett , Julia Rucklidge and Neil Thompson


Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Sattler, Jerome M; Foundations of behavioral, social and clinical assessment of children ; Sixth edition; Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc., 2014.

Sattler, Jerome M; Resource guide to accompany Foundations of Behavioral, Social and Clinical Assessment of Children ; 6th Ed; Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc, 2014.

Waitoki, Waikaremoana et al; Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand ; 3rd edition; The New Zealand Psychological Society, Te Ropu Matai Hinengaro o Aotearoa, 2016.

Recommended Reading

Page, Andrew C. , Stritzke, Werner G. K; Clinical psychology for trainees : foundations of science-informed practice ; Second edition; Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Seymour, Fred et al; Psychology and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand ; 2nd edition; New Zealand Psychological Society, 2018.

Shea, Shawn C; Psychiatric interviewing : the art of understanding ; Third edition; Elsevier, 2017.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,681.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 18

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC643 Occurrences

  • PSYC643-22W (C) Whole Year 2022