Clinical and Forensic Placement B2

PSY80105 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn


  • One Semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • 70 days (525 total hours), 205 hrs direct client contact, 65 hours supervision

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This final external placement is undertaken in external field settings and can only commence after external placement  Clinical and Forensic Placement B1 and internal placements A1 and A2 are successfully completed. This final external placement in the program requires a greater degree of independence/autonomy from the student trainee than was expected in Clinical and Forensic Placement B. Student trainees will typically be under the direct daily supervision of an on-site psychologist who is eligible for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the internal university placement coordinator will act as an additional supervisor to provide support for the placement experience.
Clinical and Forensic Placement B2 can occur at a variety of settings, depending upon the trainee's experience, skill and interests and depending on the availability of appropriate supervision on-site and a useful training role in the organisation. As this is the final placement of the course, it is ideally used as an opportunity for the student trainee to function at a high professional level in a field of personal interest.
Unit Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate expertise in conducting psychological assessments for the courts and other tribunals and communicating, orally and in writing, the results of these assessments.
2. Show refined skills in administration and interpretation of a range of psychological assessments relevant to clinical and forensic psychology.
3. Acquire expertise in oral communication of psychological assessments for the courts and other tribunals.
4. Demonstrate expertise over a variety of intervention strategies, including individual and group interventions, and will be capable of evaluating these interventions.