Michael Read 3109978 PSYC1200 Learning and Reflective Journal

Michael Read 3109978 PSYC1200 Learning and Reflective Journal

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Michael Read 3109978 PSYC1200 Learning and Reflective Journal Learning Week 2 - APS and Registration - Psychology is? Definition and Ideals of Psychology. Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. How people interact and react, how they may learn and grow, and how they are influenced. - Overview of APS and what APS and PBA do, along with their differences. The APS is the Australian Psychological Society. They aim to expand the role of Psychology through pro- motion and awareness. The PBA, however, is set about to register Psychologists and Students, as well as developing standards and guidelines that are to be followed in order to hold up the ethics and ethos of the board and the profession. Both work for the better- ment of the profession. - Code of ethics and ethical principals displayed by the organizations. The PBA focus more upon the ethics side, as they have more responsibility for registering and de-registering. The organizations both display ethical principals and both strive for the best and strictest code of ethics to be adhered to in order for the field to be forwarded and enriched. Week 3 - Counseling Psychology - Ethical Analysis of a case study based around ‘feelings’ as opposed to facts. Delved in to the ideals of what is right and wrong and how it can be judged. Discussed alternative de- cisions that could have been made, as well as the potential consequences of such a de- cision. - Psychometrics in Psychological Practice. Discussed ethics of test (right to decline). Test tries to understand psyche of the taker. Discussed issues surrounding validity and ethical practice, who the test can be applied to and how, along with who should have access to scores, what the test is measuring and how we feel about the test. - Discussed university counseling service and became familiar with it. - Discussed counseling as a benefit for those who it can be provided for, and it’s needs.
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Michael Read 3109978 PSYC1200 Learning and Reflective Journal Learning Week 4 - Clinical Psychology (Child) and Listening Skills - Discussed Listening skills as a skill required to be a counselor or a Psychologist (as well as its benefits in every day life) - Formed groups and discussed the barriers to Listening, the impact of not listening prop- erly and how it affects the feelings of others, drawn from our own experiences and thoughts. - Discussed a change in action, and how we could improve ourselves as listeners, all de- cided it was best to follow this change in action for our future goals and become a better understanding person. -
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