Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Internship
Course Code CP524
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Supervision Hours
Students work out a schedule of appointments with their clinical supervisors to discuss the progress of their clinical work. They are required to meet regularly with their clinical supervisors on both individual and group bases. The minimum number of supervision hours is 13. The recommended ratio of individual supervision hours to group supervision hours is 10:3. (Students are required to work two full weekdays per week in Internship)
Pre-requisite Course(s) CP514 Psychotherapy I
CP519 Assessment and Evaluation for Counselling Psychology
CP522 Professional Practice and Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology
Course Aims
This module provides students with the opportunity to work in a real clinical environment under close and intensive supervision. Students are required to practise as intern counselling psychologists at the Counselling and Research Centre (CRC) of the University, and to undertake the full gamut of Counselling Psychology tasks, including conducting clinical interviews, performing psychological assessment, writing intake assessment reports, preparing treatment plans and group counselling proposals, delivering interventions, and evaluating treatment outcomes. Students will have ample opportunities to consolidate their clinical and conceptualization skills and to become more familiarized with professional issues.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

At the completion of the Internship, students will be able to:

1. Conduct clinical interviews;
 
2. Perform psychological assessment utilizing assessment tools appropriate to the needs of the client;
 
3. Write intake reports describing the mental status of the client and indicating the need for intervention;
 
4. Prepare treatment plans and group counselling proposals corresponding to the presenting concerns and/or the results of the diagnosis and assessment;
 
5. Evaluate whether clients are viable candidates for treatment by the respective theoretical approaches;
 
6. Evaluate the empirical bases of therapeutic techniques and strategies;
 
7. Conduct counselling and psychotherapy;
 
8. Demonstrate an awareness of professional and ethical issues;
 
9. Appraise their own counselling competencies;
 
10. Facilitate the daily operation of a counselling service agency; and
 
11. Actively engage in clinical supervision.

Assessment
 
Assessment Tasks
Weighting
1.
Written clinical reports
30%
2.
Clinical Journal
10%
3.
Self-reflection report
15% 
4.
Clinical Performance
20%
5.
Administrative Performance
10%
6.
Performance in Clinical Supervision
15%
 
 
100%
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