UM-NUS Advanced Psychological Practice

Subject PSYC90091 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hour seminars x7
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours

Prerequisites: None
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:


Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Ph: (65) 65166904


Subject Overview:

It is the overall aim of this subject to provide training in empirically supported psychological therapies for various psychiatric and personality disorders. It builds on the training in therapeutic skills and techniques provided in Psychological Intervention and Therapy and prepares students further for clinical practice. The lectures will cover individual and group therapies and will include role-plays and group discussions using case material so students can gain some practice in conceptualizing patients' problems and using various psychological treatment strategies.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this unit, students will have developed:

  • the ability to understand process issues in therapy and use these in applied clinical settings
  • an understanding of the professional implications for clinical psychologists working with complex presentations, such as trauma and psychosis
  • an understanding of how to work as a clinical psychologist in a range of settings, including multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the legal and professional need for continuing professional development and supervision
  • Case application (2000 words), due end of Week 8 (50%)
  • Video case presentation (15-20 minutes), delivered by end of semester (week 12) (50%)

The subject has an overall pass/fail outcome, and students need to pass each assessment task in order to achieve the overall pass.

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): Master of Psychology (Clinical - Singapore)

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