University of East Anglia Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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University of East Anglia Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of East Anglia Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

TRAINING CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS

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.

Overview of our teaching and curriculum

Teaching is a key part of the Programme and is organised into modules to provide a coherent framework and developmental progression, whilst also supporting the development of the HCPC Standards of Proficiency and BPS Standards for Accreditation.  Teaching is organised in order to prepare trainees for clinical placements and research assignments.

There are 4 over-arching areas of teaching:

Evidence and Values Based Practice

Trainees will learn the fundamentals of clinical psychology practice in these Modules, developing an understanding of theoretical and evidence bases to inform clinical practice.   Core competencies will be taught and a number of models will be introduced.  Trainees will gain knowledge of the psychological needs of a range of client groups related to: mental health and physical health presentations, presentations of infancy, childhood, youth, adulthood, older adulthood, those with physical and intellectual disability and specialist clinical presentations, including forensic.  As Trainees progress through training, teaching will address how to work with individuals with increasingly complex presentations, applying over-arching competencies and using multi-modal interventions.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Neuropsychology

A wide range of assessment, formulation and therapeutic approaches are taught with substantive teaching focussing on the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Systemic and Neuropsychological competencies, with the CBT Modules being led by BABCP accredited therapists.

Leadership and Consultancy

Whilst developing core therapy skills is an important aspect of training, the role of the clinical psychologist involves more than this.  To reflect core psychological skills, and to encompass the broad role of the clinical psychologist within the evolving the NHS, the Programme includes teaching on leadership, consultation, supervision and service development skills.

Research

The Research Modules are designed to take trainees through all aspects of the process of conducting doctoral level research from: planning, design of protocols, methodologies, to analysis and writing-up over three years.  It provides trainees with an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative applied research methods and how to apply research skills in clinical settings.

Unique environment for training clinical psychologists

Thank you for your interest in the University of East Anglia Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. Please view our new web pages for up to date information on the programme, including how to apply.

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University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
UK

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