University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology

By | 22nd May 2017

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University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology

University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology

Our vision and Goals of Training

At the end of training, UEA clinical psychology trainees should be able to draw on a broad range of psychological models, theories and research to inform their clinical work and be confident in using a variety of research methods appropriate to clinical research questions. We train clinical psychologists to be fit for purpose in the changing landscape of the NHS. This means we guide our trainees (and qualified staff) to appreciate what clinical psychology can offer in the context of multi-disciplinary work, to understand the need for leadership either directly or through influencing others and to accept that as psychologists we will frequently be called upon to make difficult decisions about the use of limited resources. To do this we encourage our trainees to use the evidence-base and to draw upon scientist-practitioner competences when the evidence-base is lacking


The University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme lasts for three calendar years and leads to the qualification of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD). Successful completion of the Programme gives eligibility to apply for registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and gives eligibility for membership of the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist.

Programme Philosophy

The UEA Clinical Psychology Programme, which started in 1995, will support you to become one of the next generation of leaders for our profession, equipping you to thrive at a time of great change within the NHS.  We will enable you to become conversant, knowledgeable and confident in applying evidence-based practice through the integration of clinical, academic and research skills, recognising the wide ranging role of the clinical psychologist in the modern NHS.


Our clinical psychology Programme, which is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS), is informed by partnerships in training to deliver highly competent, robust and resilient trainees. Embodying and upholding the values of the NHS Constitution, our trainees are enabled to deliver better care at the level of individual, service and population need.  The Programme works jointly with clinicians in the region to support research activity linked with the mental health research strategies of local Trusts and is in tune with clinical priorities of local services.  The Programme understands clinical psychology to be a reflective, caring and compassionate profession where we act with integrity to make a difference to people at times of vulnerability and distress, reflecting the NHS values and constitution.  At the heart of the Programme, underpinning and informing it, are the NHS values of working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and a recognition that everyone counts.

Our Strengths Our Strengths

  1. An innovative approach to clinical psychology training that includes a systematic research training programme, methods of assessing clinical skills, and the integration of theory and practice.
  2. Clearly defined programmes of clinically relevant research within the department and school which trainees are encouraged to join and contribute to.
  3. Seeing trainees as adult learners, making use of trainees’ own knowledge and skills and using problem-based learning to help promote the skills necessary for life-long learning.
  4. An emphasis on evidence-based practice with development of the specific skills necessary to maintain this throughout one’s career.
  5. An emphasis on clinically relevant research both to inform practice and to develop the knowledge base of the profession – we provide good systems to support trainees to carry out high quality research.
  6. A stimulating and supportive multi-disciplinary environment.
  7. An emphasis in teaching and assessment on case formulation in CBT and Systemic Therapies.
  8. The opportunity for focused training in a specific therapy in the third year.


University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park

Telephone UEA Main Switchboard number: 01603 456161