We train clinical psychologists to deliver integrative psychological services by drawing on a wide range of competencies as critical and reflective scientist-practitioners. The hope is that all trainees will later work in Essex or in the East of England region.
The teaching philosophy underpinning the course is the integration of academic, research and clinical practice learning. You are encouraged to be active participants in your training and to reflect constructively and analytically on the work you are engaged in. Our course has a number of distinctive features:
Optimal training experience
As a programme with a relatively small number of trainees in each cohort, it offers trainees the opportunity to work very closely with the programme team and with one another. Such close working relationships, combined with robust and holistic support systems for trainees’ personal and professional development, provides an optimal training experience and foundation for trainees’ career-long personal and professional development.
The programme is particularly well-integrated with local research and clinical networks. Clinicians working in the region (and often within North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust (NEPFT)) contribute directly to the programme through teaching, supervision (on placements and as field research supervisors) and other aspects of the programme. This close collaboration provides many opportunities for ensuring strong theory-practice integration.
The programme is grounded in an integrative approach to therapeutic approaches. The link with the Tavistock further contributes to the integrative nature of the programme and contributes to the research and clinical excellence of the programme.
Reflective skills training
The programme aims to hone the critical and reflective competencies of trainees and to produce competent clinicians who are able to function as autonomous applied psychologists / scientist-practitioners in a fast-changing health service context. We provide learning opportunities for developing flexibility, leadership skills and reflective practice that are essential to meet the challenges faced by the profession of clinical psychology and by health services.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Whether you are a Home/EU or Overseas applicant, the entry requirements are the same. You will need to:
1. Have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS
2. Academic Qualifications:
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