PSYC661-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology 1

30 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


This course is a survey of advanced topics in clinical psychology that builds upon previous courses in psychopathology assessment, and professional practice. The objectives of the course are to: - Increase specialist knowledge of areas of clinical psychology that have not been addressed more fully in the programme and which require more foundational knowledge - Develop more sophisticated assessment knowledge and skills regarding social, cultural and ethical issues. By the end of the course, students will have more knowledge regarding specific specialist areas in clinical psychological, will have a greater understanding of cultural, social and ethical factors impacting on psychological presentation and will have a more integrate knowledge of assessment and practice.

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 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
21 Feb - 27 Feb
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 311
28 Feb - 6 Mar
2 May - 8 May
23 May - 29 May
5 Sep - 25 Sep
01-P2 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
4 Jul - 10 Jul
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
25 Apr - 1 May
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
25 Apr - 1 May

Timetable Note

Enrolled students should consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed timetable information.


Enrolled students should consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed assessment information.

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.

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

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,101.00

* 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.

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

All PSYC661 Occurrences

  • PSYC661-22W (C) Whole Year 2022