Clinical Practicum: Adolescents

Subject 554-822 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This subject will cover:
  • the structure and safety of the therapeutic environment and setting limits;
  • various forms of engagement and the development of a therapeutic relationship;
  • maintaining the privacy of the therapeutic relationship and managing crises; and
  • specific strategies and techniques which may be used in clinical work with adolescents and issues in continuity of care.

It will require the maintenance of a log in which therapy contacts will be recorded.

Assessment: 15%: Satisfactory attendance and performance at practicums (an attendance record will be kept - a minimum of 80% of practicums must be attended); 15%: Satisfactory log of clinical contacts; 70%: One written case study (3000 words max).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science(Ch.Adol.&Fam.Ment.Health)

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