School Of Psychology

Consulting in Applied PsychologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101197.2

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The assumed knowledge consists of strategies taught in 101196 - Human Performance in Applied Psychology which are applicable for consulting in an applied field.

Equivalent Units
100529 - Applied Sport Psychology

101196 Human Performance in Applied Psychology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit is restricted to students enrolled in courses 1500 Bachelor of Psychology and 1502 Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology Specialist Year only. Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010, and will have received a Certificate of Attainment when enrolled in unit 101196 - Human Performance in Applied Psychology. Students enrolled in this unit will be consulting with Southwest Academy of Sport sub-elite athletes, and they need to have the specific prior knowledge before working with these athletes.

About this Unit
This unit will provide students with increased understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to begin practice as a psychology consultant. This will involve understanding the dynamics of gaining consulting opportunities, ethical considerations, assessing client needs, understanding the unique demands of a particular performance environment, developing effective communication skills, understanding behaviour change principles, and incorporating evaluation procedures.

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