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National Psychology Exam (NPE) On-line study course


Duration: 8 weeks with a total of 30 hours live streaming. Plus 4 x 3.5-hour (14hrs) practice exams between live sessions. Total of 44 hours.
We have made the practice exams as close to the NPE as possible. It has four domains of Ethics, Intervention, Assessment and Communication. Each domain has 45 questions except Communications which has 15. The exam will be available on screen for 3.5 hours before closing and providing you with an overall score and a score for each domain. You will also be provided with each question you got wrong with your incorrect answer and the correct answer.  


The first practice exam will give you baseline data as to where you are at with your knowledge for the exam. As you move through the study program and complete subsequent exams you will be able to see your baseline knowledge increase, become comfortable and familiar with the exam format and most importantly manage the time.

Over the 8 weeks all the readings in the NPE Recommend Reading List are covered. Link to readings list. Also covered are all of the points detailed for each of the four domains in the NPE Curriculum. Link to NPE Curriculum outline.
There are two options for completing this course. Option one is a group of 5 or less with the ability to use the 44 hours of the course as group supervision. Option two is a group with unlimited participants, not able to use the 44 hours as supervision however can use the hours as Professional Development.

*Prior to week one you will receive access to the 1st full practice exam to complete (preferably before the first live stream).
 

Week 1 & 2: Exam Prep & Ethics (2x 3 hour live streams)
 
Structure and content of the exam.
Readings and practical application of knowledge.
Exam technique – how to wire your brain to efficiently and effectively access stored knowledge and apply it.
 Legal, Ethical and Professional issues.


Week 3 & 4: Assessment (2x 4.5 hour live streams)
- Test selection, interpretation, application, norms and administration. Interview techniques, systematic behavioural observations, self-monitoring and goal setting.
- MSE, Risk Assessment, DSM 5 and ICD 10. Psychometric assessments 6 in-depth knowledge – WAIS, WISC, PAI, DASS, K10 and SDQ.
- Psychometric Assessments. 23 across the following categories; IQ, Adaptive, Memory, Vocational, Personality, Clinical and Mental Health.
  - DSM definitions and diagnostic criteria. Essential features to make a diagnosis.  - Understanding limitations of diagnostic systems and issues of differential diagnosis and alternative models of psychopathology. Specific detail of 17 diagnostic criteria and 3 categories.


*Prior to week five you will receive access to the 2nd full practice exam to complete.

Week 5 & 6: Intervention (2x 4.5 hour live streams)
 
 - Evidence based counselling skills, cultural responsiveness, therapeutic relationships, responding skills, problem resolution, change based strategies, monitoring progress and managing endings.
  - Contemporary theories and models of treatment – cognitive and behavioural, psychodynamic and interpersonal, family systems, humanistic, narrative and solution focused.

 
 - Evidence based interventions andknowledge of application of specific focused therapy techniques for the common psychological problems listed in the assessment section. Specific knowledge of; Psycho-education, interpersonal and psychodynamic approaches, solution focused techniques, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour approaches including behaviour modification – exposure/behavioural activation, cognitive interventions, acceptance strategies, self-management, relapse prevention, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing retraining, skills training (anger, social skills, assertiveness, stress management, mindfulness and parenting).
 Psychopharmacology – drug classification, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.


*Prior to week seven you will receive access to the 3rd full practice exam to complete.

Week 7: Communication (1x 3 hour live stream)
 
 - Record keeping, report writing, referral procedures, liaise with professional groups, identify appropriate courses of action and appropriate on-line communication.
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Knowledge and sensitivity to communication issues relevant to; culture, religion, ethnic groups, gender, sexuality, disability, political backgrounds, linguistic abilities and sensory acuity.

*Prior to week 8, send through questions/areas you would like reviewed/more information on or further explanation.

Week 8: Recap main areas (1x 3 hour live stream)
 
17 individual diagnoses and 3 categories from the DSM 5. 29 Psychometrics. Evidence based interventions. Psychopharmacology and Ethics.

 

*After week eight you will receive access to the 4th full practice exam to complete in your own time.

 

Option One: $1700 Early Bird Price (excluding GST, Payment plan available)
                      $1900 Standard Price (excluding GST, Payment plan available)

Option 1 can be used as Supervision or Professional Development 
The early bird rate equates to $38.64 per hour and the normal rate equates to $43.18 per hour.


Option Two: $850 Early Bird Price (excluding GST, Payment plan available)
                      $950 Standard Price (excluding GST, Payment plan available)

Option 2 can be used a Professional Development only
The early bird rate equates to $19.32 per hour and the normal rate equates to $21.60 per hour.


August 2021 Exam Period: 2nd August to 20th August. 
Each Sunday at 2:00 PM QLD Time, 13th June to 1st August inclusive.
Early Bird pricing before 7th June 2021.

Outright Purchase: Option 1 (Limited Numbers) | Option 2 (Unlimited Participants)
Payment Plan: Option 1 (Limited Numbers) | Option 2 (Unlimited Participants)


November 2021 Exam Period: 1st November to 19th November.
Each Sunday at 2:00 PM QLD Time, 12th September to 31st October inclusive.
Early Bird pricing before 6th September 2021.

Outright Purchase: Option 1 (Limited Numbers) | Option 2 (Unlimited Participants)
Payment Plan: Option 1 (Limited Numbers) | Option 2 (Unlimited Participants)