This unit provides students with a foundation for the development and application of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes and contributes to preparing students for their first clinical placement and the development of their professional identity. Students will develop competence in clinical interviewing, assessment, and formulation through active learning, observation, modelling, role play, and feedback. In addition, students will integrate the essential ethical and legal requirements, becoming familiar with the Australian Psychological Society Code of ethics, APS Ethical Guidelines, the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce, and relevant Northern Territory Legislation. Students also apply their knowledge of ethics to a range of professional issues including, crosscultural and competent practice, mandatory reporting, risk of harm, and record keeping.
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