CFPY502-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Professional Skills and Practicum

39 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


This course contains the Child and Family Psychology Practicum and an academic programme which informs it. This includes practical training in skills specific to practice as a registered psychologist, the practicum itself and clinical work associated with it. In addition it contains academic work relevant to the programme such as interpretation of cognitive assessments, taxonomy for psychopathology, and clinical reasoning (formulation). In addition Problem-Based Learning exercises are an integral part of this course.


(1) (i) Enrolled in the Master of Arts in Child and Family Psychology, or
Master of Science in Child and Family Psychology or an approved Master of Education or their equivalents. (ii) CFPY601, CFPY602, CFPY603, COUN671 and HLTH472 (iii) An approved 15-point, 0.125 EFTS postgraduate or honours-level research methods course. (2) Subject to approval of the Head of the School of Health Sciences. (3) Selection will be based on academic record, personal suitability and an interview. The closing date for applications is normally October 1st in the year prior to enrolment.


EDUC623, HLTH670, EDUC624, HLTH671

Equivalent Courses

EDUC624, HLTH671

Course Coordinator

Michael Tarren-Sweeney

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations as well as the New Zealand Psychologist’s Board Code of ethics for psychologists in Aotearoa New Zealand (

Assessment and grading system

Assignments will be marked Pass or Fail in relation to the level of professional competence demonstrated. The comprehensive psychological report can be resubmitted once. Marking sheets used by the marker will be posted on LEARN and discussed with students. Marking sheets must be attached to submissions which are submitted electronically.


Attendance at weekly class meetings and participation during classes is compulsory. In the case of illness staff must be advised and a plan to cover the material developed.


Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery. The lecturer will feedback to the students information underpinning course design and evaluation.

Grade moderation

The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable. If students are unhappy with their grade they should approach the course coordinator in the first instance to discuss or request a remark.

Late submission of work

Summer school assessment follows a very tight time-frame. In exceptional circumstances late assignments may be accepted for marking. Full details of circumstances warranting a request for an extension are in the course outline.


One resubmission showing Track Changes is allowed for the report because the skills needed are very new for the class. The reflection paper requires writing and research skills the students have already demonstrated in previous years, so no resubmission is allowed.

Special Consideration

Aegrotats (special consideration for assessment items) are not permitted for this course. Students may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will submit their assignments electronically to the course coordinator.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,931.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All CFPY502 Occurrences

  • CFPY502-22W (C) Whole Year 2022