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A survey of advanced topics in clinical psychology that builds upon previous courses in psychopathology, assessment, and intervention. Topics will include: ethics and professional issues, working with specific populations (e.g. psychosis, substance use disorders); and cultural & diversity issues. The course is limited to students admitted into the clinical psychology programme.
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.
(1) PSYC651, PSYC653, PSYC654 (2) Entry is subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Students enrolled in this course should consult the course outline for detailed timetable information.
Andrews, D.A., & Bonta, J;
The Psychology of Criminal Conduct;
Anderson Publishing Co, 2016.
Carr, Alan, Dr;
The handbook of intellectual disability and clinical psychology practice;
Mauri ora : the dynamics of Maori health;
Oxford University Press, 2001.
Evidence-based clinical supervision : principles and practice;
Waitoki, Waikaremoana , Levy, Michelle P;
Te manu kai i te matauranga :indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand;
New Zealand Psychological Society : Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2016.
Ward, Tony , Polaschek, Devon L. L., Beech, Anthony R;
Theories of sexual offending;
Domestic fee $2,004.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.