This unit integrates many of the principles and processes involved in clinical practice learnt by students in preceding academic units and experienced during clinical placement. The comparative role of biological, socio-cultural and psychological factors in a variety of clinical settings, are explored within ethical, legal and professional frameworks. Concepts of working as a clinician member of a multidisciplinary team are explored. A particular focus of this unit is on the psychosocial factors that are salient in preparing students for upcoming independent professional practice as a Clinical Psychologist Registrar, including self-care, team dynamics, ongoing supervision and professional development, burnout prevention, and strategies for developing a professional identity.
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