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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.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.
Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.
Sattler, Jerome M;
Foundations of behavioral, social and clinical assessment of children
Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc., 2014.
Waitoki, Waikaremoana et al;
Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand
The New Zealand Psychological Society, Te Ropu Matai Hinengaro o Aotearoa, 2016.
Page, Andrew C. , Stritzke, Werner G. K;
Clinical psychology for trainees : foundations of science-informed practice
Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Sattler, Jerome M;
Resource guide to accompany Foundations of Behavioral, Social and Clinical Assessment of Children
Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc, 2014.
Seymour, Fred et al;
Psychology and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand
New Zealand Psychological Society, 2018.
Shea, Shawn C;
Psychiatric interviewing : the art of understanding
These Textbooks are required, you need to have access to them, but you do not have to own them.
Domestic fee $1,727.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 18
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