PSYC653-19X (C) General non-calendar-based 2019

Year 2 Practicum

30 points
11 Feb 2019 - 24 Nov 2019


The course objective is to provide the opportunity for students to apply the science and practice of clinical psychology in the context of practicum placements. The focus for the year 2 practicum is on students gaining further experience with psychological assessment, and gaining some experience with psychological intervention/therapy, with students being given the opportunity to observe and participate in intervention/therapy. Students will participate in two 12-week practicum placements in the community of two days per week in Terms 2-4. Students are also expected to complete a practicum at the Psychology Centre of approximately two days a week for Term 1.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 437 29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

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

Course Coordinator

Neil Thompson

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Beck, Judith S; Cognitive behavior therapy : basics and beyond; 2nd ed; Guilford Press, 2011.

Friedberg, Robert D.,1955- , McClure, Jessica M; Clinical practice of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents :the nuts and bolts; Second edition; Guilford Press, 2015.

Norcross, John C.,1957- , Norcross, John C; Psychotherapy relationships that work :evidence-based responsiveness; 2nd ed; Oxford University Press, 2011.

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

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

Ledley, Deborah Roth. , Marx, Brian P., Heimberg, Richard G; Making cognitive-behavioral therapy work : clinical process for new practitioners; 2nd ed; Guilford Press, 2010.

Padesky, Christine A. , Greenberger, Dennis; Clinician's guide to Mind over mood; Guilford Press, 1995.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,004.00

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

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

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