Practice learning is an essential aspect of training to allow you to experience the role of the EP across the three years of the doctorate. Placements are an arena for exploring theory and for gaining experience across the range of Children’s Services, including schools. At Southampton, placement learning is designed to enable progression towards independent work across all three years and is able to offer you extended placements with three Services. This is the 3rd module of 3 related ones (Psychology in Practice 1, 2 and 3) and runs alongside Consultation, Assessment and Intervention. It offers the opportunity to extend the knowledge and skills taught on the programme, and on placement in Year 2.
This module provides further support, in a different placement, for you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the varied environments within which educational psychology services are delivered. You are expected to take increasing responsibility for your own practice, negotiating with service users appropriate activities for an applied psychologist. While Supervisors remain in close touch with you, the level of supervision is reduced and more independent practice is encouraged.
Pre-requisites: PSYC6130 AND PSYC6131 AND PSYC8043 AND PSYC8045