PSYC653-22X (C) General non-calendar-based 2022

Year 2 Practicum

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 7 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 20 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 February 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 11 September 2022


The course objective is to provide the opportunity for students to apply the science and practice of clinical psychology in the context of practicum placements. The focus for the year 2 practicum is on students gaining further experience with psychological assessment, and gaining some experience with psychological intervention/therapy, with students being given the opportunity to observe and participate in intervention/therapy. Students will participate in two 12-week practicum placements in the community of two days per week in Terms 2-4. Students are also expected to complete a practicum at the Psychology Centre of approximately two days a week for Term 1.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline available on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator

Neil Thompson


Carolin Ritter and Martin Dorahy

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Beck, Judith S; Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition: Basics and Beyond ; 3rd Ed; Guilford Press, 2020.

Friedberg, Robert D. , McClure, Jessica M; Clinical practice of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents : the nuts and bolts ; Second edition; Guilford Press, 2015.

Norcross, John C. & Wampold, Bruce E; Psychotherapy Relationships that Work: Volume 2: Evidence-Based Therapist Responsiveness ; 3rd Ed; Oxford University Press, 2019.

Norcross, John C., & Lambert, Michael J; Psychotherapy relationships that work: Volume 1: Evidence-based therapist contributions ; 3rd Ed; Oxford University Press, 2019.

Seymour, Fred et al; Psychology and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand ; 2nd edition; New Zealand Psychological Society, 2018.

Waitoki, Waikaremoana et al; Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand ; 3rd edition; The New Zealand Psychological Society, Te Ropu Matai Hinengaro o Aotearoa, 2016.

Recommended Reading

Ledley, Deborah Roth. , Marx, Brian P., Heimberg, Richard G; Making cognitive-behavioral therapy work : clinical process for new practitioners ; Guilford Press, 2005.

Padesky, Christine A. , Greenberger, Dennis; Clinician's guide to Mind over mood ; Guilford Press, 1995.

Additional readings are available on Learn|AKO.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,101.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

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