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This placement represents the final set of training experiences for the student. In conjunction with the Field Supervisor and the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, a range of experiences are designed. These include: independent assessment and reporting services; attendance at professional meetings; experience with other agencies and interdisciplinary team work; consultation with a range of personnel; project design, implementation and development; professional development as appropriate. Students are required to conduct themselves in an autonomous professional manner; undertake a wide range of individual assessments, report appropriately and develop successful interventions based on data gained; develop projects around issues of concern; communicate and consult with a range of professions and agencies and have an appreciation of the value of team work when appropriate; utilise the combination of education and psychology to enhance practice. There are up to three lectures covering issues in ethics in practice, legal requirements of an educational psychologist, writing for legal and other practitioners.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- manage processes and assessment as relevant to the setting;
- demonstrate effective professional communication, such as the writing of psychological reports;
- use effective counselling skills and intervention strategies;
- utilise consultation where appropriate;
- deal with a range of complex cases;
- demonstrate a greater degree of independence in problem management;
- engage in interdisciplinary team work where available;
- operate in an ethical and professional manner.
Last updated: 2 December 2019