Professional Practice

Practical work for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree course is completed through four subjects:

               PSYC7223 Professional & Ethical Practice (Clinical) 1 (PEP1)
               PSYC7224 Professional & Ethical Practice (Clinical) 2 (PEP2)
               PSYC7225 Professional & Ethical Practice (Clinical) 3 (PEP3) &
               PSYC7226 Professional & Ethical Practice (Clinical) 4 (PEP4).

It is a course accreditation requirement that by the end of the two-year program, trainees are required to have completed a minimum of 1000 hours of activity related to professional practice. Trainees must keep their own complete logbook of professional practice activities (regularly signed by their Supervisor) including therapy, supervision, administration, preparation tasks until the completion of PEP4. Copies of each supervision contract, placement review forms and logbooks must be submitted to the Placement Coordinator upon completion of each placement. At the end of PEP4, trainees are also required to submit the PEP Summary Sheet which provides the summary of placement, client and supervision hours across all PEP placements.

Professional & Ethical Practice involves two components: Professional Practice in the UNSW Psychology Clinic and Professional Practice in at least two Field Placements.

Trainees must ensure that they have current registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as Provisional Psychologists for the entire placement period (and for the duration of enrolment in the program). Trainees who are placed in public health settings will also need to ensure that they have valid student clearance with NSW Health and complete the necessary NSW Health online Mandatory Training.

Further information regarding professional practice requirements of the program is contained within the Professional Practice Guidelines document.

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