PSYC661-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology 1

30 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


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.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 437 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Students enrolled in this course should consult the course outline for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator

Martin Dorahy


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Two oral paper cases worth 100% of final mark

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Andrews, D.A., & Bonta, J; The Psychology of Criminal Conduct; 6th Ed; Anderson Publishing Co, 2016.

Carr, Alan, Dr; The handbook of intellectual disability and clinical psychology practice; Routledge, 2007.

Durie, Mason; Mauri ora : the dynamics of Maori health; Oxford University Press, 2001.

Milne, Derek; Evidence-based clinical supervision : principles and practice; BPS/Blackwell, 2009.

Waitoki, Waikaremoana , Levy, Michelle P; Te manu kai i te matauranga :indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand; First edition; New Zealand Psychological Society : Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2016.

Ward, Tony , Polaschek, Devon L. L., Beech, Anthony R; Theories of sexual offending; Wiley, 2006.

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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