Forensic Placement 1

PSY80111 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester/Teaching period

Contact hours

  • Nominally 121 hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21


Prerequisites

NIL

Corequisites

NIL

Aims and objectives

The aim of the placement program is to ensure that trainees have appropriate opportunities to apply, under supervision, the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the class-based components of the course. Trainees will be given opportunities to practise their skills while being supervised in a supportive and constructively critical environment.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Establish a productive working relationship with clients.
2. Develop, apply and evaluate expertise in a variety of intervention strategies used in the forensic context and be capable of evaluating those intervention.
3. Compare and contrast the assessment and diagnostic criteria for a range of mental disorders and problem behaviours and their prognosis as well as implications for treatment and management.
4. Conduct a forensic evaluation and be skilled in communicating the results of that assessment.