Taught course

Clinical Psychology, DClinPsy

Institution
Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

All UK/EU applicants must apply via the Clearing House in Clinical Psychology. At the time of application, applicants must demonstrate: that they meet the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) a strong academic attainment in their undergraduate degree (a 2.1 degree or higher), applicants with a 2.2 degree may be considered but must also have completed a master's degree (or higher) to demonstrate clearly their academic abilities a minimum of 12 months' relevant clinical experience (not necessarily consecutive) an understanding of the importance and contribution research plays within the profession a clear commitment and motivation to train as a clinical psychologist a good understanding of the role of a clinical psychologist and why they are choosing the profession evidence of personal awareness and a recognition and understanding of the importance of self reflection the ability to communicate and relate well to others. Those who are still undergraduates at the time of application will not be considered. The local employing Trust ensures that all individuals accepting a place on the course undergo enhanced disclosure and barring (DBS) and health screening checks prior to starting the course. The public places high expectations and levels of trust on clinical psychologists, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. To work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution (DOH, 2013): working together for patients respect and dignity commitment to quality of care compassion improving lives everyone counts. Trainees who take up NHS funded places are at present funded through the North East Local Education & Training Board on Agenda for Change terms and conditions of service. The next annual intake is expected to be for a cohort of 14. Trainees are employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust on a fixed term, three-year contract. Trainees will be appointed at Band 6 on the Agenda for Change pay scale and under Agenda for Change terms and conditions. We have a clinical psychology page on the Clearing House website.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Months of entry

September

Course content

This training programme offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the psychological models relevant to the practice of clinical psychology and your clinical skills in this area. Experienced clinical psychologists provide much of your academic teaching and act as placement supervisors for your clinical practice development. This training programme offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the psychological models relevant to the practice of clinical psychology and your clinical skills in this area. Experienced clinical psychologists provide much of your academic teaching and act as placement supervisors for your clinical practice development.

Professional accreditation

The training programme is regularly reviewed and approved through both University procedures and those linked to their professional body, The British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

What you study

You are introduced to a range of subjects, including working in the NHS, lifespan psychology, approaches to therapy, research methods, learning disability and special needs. Specialist areas include forensic psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology and substance misuse. Assessment procedures are enacted throughout the course, with a final thesis plus oral examination.

How you learn

There is an emphasis upon developing individual learning goals and pathways of experiences, and you are encouraged to consider and develop your own learning style. You attend a series of formal academic teaching sessions as well as taking part in individual and group tutorials. Reflective practice is an essential part of the training and the programme provides you with a range of activities and support systems to help promote both your professional and personal learning and development.

How you are assessed

You are continually assessed in various ways, completing both formative and summative work, throughout your training. You complete written pieces of work (ranging from case studies and essays through to a doctoral-level research thesis) as well as oral presentations regarding academic topics and clinical cases. You are expected to acquire a range of clinical competencies within your clinical practice modules which are assessed on placement by your placement supervisors. Progression from one year to another is dependent upon the successful completion of the set modules.

Career opportunities

The programme provides the relevant doctorate qualification for graduates to practise as clinical psychologists in the NHS and wider health and social care system, within both privately and publicly funded positions.

Information for international students

Please see previous entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration

DClinPsy by taught

full time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Professional practice25
Dissertation50 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1642 384176