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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, orMaster 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
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 (http://www.psychologistsboard.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=235).
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.
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.
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.
Aegrotats (special consideration for assessment items) are not permitted for this course. Students may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation.
Students will submit their assignments electronically to the course coordinator.
Domestic fee $2,931.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 12
For further information see
School of Health Sciences