Dear Clinical Psychology Students,


Welcome to the Clinical Placements portal on SONIA. We will be using the SONIA placement management software to co-ordinate the internal and external clinical placement process for students and staff involved in placements.

You will find information for both your Internal placement at the University of Melbourne Psychology Clinic (UMPC) and your External placements. It is hoped this will make placement management much easier for you.

If you click on the PLACEMENTS tab it should give you an overview of all your placements and when you click on “details” it will provide important information about each placement.

The FORMS tab will be very important, as here you will find all relevant documentation associated with the placement, including your placement contract and log books all of which can be completed via SONIA.

The CHECKS tab is about compliance. If any of your mandatory checks (e.g. police check, Working with Children Check or immunisations) are in red, it means you need to ensure you amend this so you comply to the requirements of the University and your External Placement Providers.

The HISTORY tab will tell you the placement subjects you have successfully completed.

Over time it is likely we will use SONIA for more things, and if so this front page will be amended to let you know as well as an email sent to you.

Your coordinator for the Internal placement at UMPC is Dr Litza Kiropoulos and she can be contacted at with any questions.

Your coordinator for all external placements is Dr David Spektor and he can be contacted at with any questions.

Please find on the top right-hand side the placement manuals both for your internal and external placements.