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Job Number : 34817
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Code Black Psychology on 13 Sep 2021
Paid Internship in the Field of Clinical/Forensic Psychology

Code Black Psychology

Code Black Psychology is a boutique agency in Melbourne providing interdisciplinary services in cases of interpersonal harms, such as stalking, threat management, workplace and online harassment, family violence and coercive control. Our core offering brings curiosity and critical thinking to situations previously thought of as too complex and too ingrained to be resolvable. Our team thrives on working together in a psychologically safe environment to support the resolution of these high-impact situations. We focus on articulating the harms caused, defining the triggering events, resolving the perpetuating factors, and empowering change at the micro, meso and macro levels.

The Code Black Internship

Code Black Psychology is pleased to offer a paid 5+1 internship. The internship is open to provisionally registered psychologists seeking general registration and is based on the AHPRA Guidelines for the 5+1 Intern Program. It will suit those with an interest in the fields of clinical and forensic psychology. Oversight of the internship will be provided by one of Code Black’s board approved supervisors and a range of professional development opportunities will be provided, as well as participation in research projects for the right candidate.

The tasks required of interns will include participating in a range of complex diagnostic and risk assessments, report writing, care plan development and coordination, assisting corporate and government client liaison, training co-facilitation, and research project participation. The work is focused on determining evidence-based, clinically meaningful and practical solutions to complex cases. Tasks are typically carried out as teamwork, although an ability to work independently on allocated task components is essential.

The internship is 0.6 or 0.8 EFT with Tuesdays being one of the required workdays. The other days are flexible with a mixture of working from the office and from home being available both during COVID-19 restrictions and beyond. Our offices are based in the inner south-east of Melbourne with easy freeway and train station access. All day free parking is available in the streets surrounding the office.

Note: The internship is likely to have more client-related hours than client-facing hours as a key element of the work is learning to forensically review large case files and reformulate the elements of complex cases. Interns are therefore encouraged to seek a second placement with ample client-facing hours, such as an outpatient clinic or school.

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants will be required to:

  • Demonstrate they have recently and successfully completed an APAC accredited five-year sequence of study and are eligible for Provisional Registration with AHPRA,
  • Provide details of their professional indemnity insurance (PII),
  • Provide at least one paper they have authored to demonstrate their writing ability. This can include an academic paper where they are the lead author, a university-based assessment task or a redacted and anonymized client report/case study,
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders and clients. 
Contact Details
To apply please email your resume and a cover letter outlining how the internship suits your interests and needs, and how you believe you will be able to contribute to the Code Black team. Send your application to Ruby Basocak at [email protected].



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