courses

4231

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Course code4231
Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMProfPsych
CRICOS code079583G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT

This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

This course requires students to undertake off-campus clinical placement activities.

Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4231
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or http://www.education.monash.edu.au/

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a generalist fifth year of study and trains selected psychology graduates in advanced psychotherapeutic skills required for general registration as a psychologist. It develops graduates as independent specialist professionals with a commitment to lifelong learning of the theoretical, research, assessment and therapeutic skills involved in psychology. It develops the ability to think critically and analytically about the processes involved in psychology. Within the context of sound ethical principles, competencies across the lifespan are developed through collaborative participation in coursework lectures and workshops and clinical placement under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

(1.) administer and interpret a comprehensive range of psychological tests and assessments

(2.) plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions with individuals, groups and in systems

(3.) apply a range of evidence-based psychotherapies

(4.) apply sound practice principles concerning the psychotherapeutic relationship and interventions with individuals, couples, families and groups

(5). liaise and collaborate with other mental health and allied health professionals in a range of organisational contexts.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied psychology at an equivalent level may be eligible for credit for prior studies.credit for prior studies. (http://monash.edu/education/future-students/apply/credit/)

Clinical practice units

This course requires students to undertake off-campus clinical placement activities. Attendance is mandatory for the clinical component of each unit. In the clinical, setting students have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. For advice on professional experience intervention, support and unsatisfactory progress refer to the Professional experience intervention and support policyProfessional experience intervention and support policy (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/policies-and-procedures/professional-experience-intervention-and-support-policy/).

Clinical expenses

Students are responsible for all uniform, equipment, travel and accommodation expenses incurred during clinical placement and will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement.

Mandatory checks and security clearances

Upon commencing the course and before commencing their placement, students must submit proof of provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and a satisfactory Victorian government Working with Children CheckWorking with Children Check (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/placements/clearances/).

Special requirements

Students are required to successfully maintain and complete a practice log and e-journal as part of their course requirements. Both must be submitted to be eligible for course completion.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and meets the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requirements for a generalist fifth year in psychology. The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) requires applicants for general registration who have completed the 5+1 internship pathway to sit the National Psychology examination. Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society. On successful completion of a PsyBA approved 1-year internship and successful completion of the National Psychology examination graduates will be eligible for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Structure

This course consists of four core 12-point units of professional coursework and a clinical placement of 300 hours. Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Requirements

Students complete*:

  • EDF5513 Counselling research and approaches
  • EDF5514 Applied psychological assessment and psychopathology
  • EDF5515 Applied ethics and research practice
  • EDF5516 Clinical and therapeutic interventions
  • EDF5517 Clinical placement in psychology (0 points)

*Students are required to successfully maintain and complete a practice log and e-journal as part of their course requirements. Both must be submitted to be eligible for course completion

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2015/2015-map-4231-mprofpsych.pdf) for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Award(s)

Master of Professional Psychology