Your week will be split between training on clinical placement over three days, and two days a week in academic teaching and research work.
Over a total of six placements, you’ll work across a range of teams and healthcare settings. You’ll work directly with clients and their families, under the supervision of qualified and experienced clinical psychologists. Working holistically, you’ll liaise with the teams and other professionals who are supporting clients.
You’ll develop psychological assessment and intervention skills, learn how to evaluate psychological services and outcomes, and build your research skills with your own project. You’ll also learn how to write papers for publication.
Employed by the NHS as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist, you’ll earn a salary and have your fees paid1. You’ll also get the same benefits as other members of NHS staff including a pension and access to the full range of wellbeing and continuous professional development support.1
The programme is accredited by the BPS, so when you graduate you can apply for Chartered Membership. It’s also HCPC approved. So you can apply to register to practise as a clinical psychologist after you’ve graduated.