Working with People - Introduction to Professional Skills in Psychology

15 points

Not offered 2024

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This course provides students with an introduction to professional skills in psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students learn about the ethical and legal context in psychology and practice ethical reasoning in case studies and role plays. Students develop cultural competence and confidence in professional settings as guided by the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi and relevant Maori and other cultural models of engagement, wellbeing, and support. The course discusses core principles of working effectively with individuals and groups and reviews the evidence-base related to key interpersonal skills, for example reflective listening skills. Through experiential learning and self-reflection, students practice and refine their emerging skills.


60 points at 200-level from Schedule C to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Psychological Science.