Postgraduate Course

Psychology

University of Lincoln

Course Options
  • DClinPsyFull-timeSeptember3 Years
Course Information

The Trent (Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham) Programme is a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham.

This programme is designed to develop the confidence required to perform as highly effective individual clinicians and in the leadership and consultancy roles expected of the clinical psychologist of the future.

It is a three-year full-time programme, approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and leads to a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (Doctor of Clinical Psychology - DClinPsy).

The Trent Programme is designed to train people from diverse backgrounds to become resourceful clinicians capable of drawing on a broad range of psychological models and theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to inform their practice as HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologists.

The programme aims to develop the strengths of both scientist-practitioner and reflective-practitioner stances, skills in a variety of assessment, formulation and intervention techniques, confidence in using research methods to answer clinical questions, organisational and service evaluation skills, and awareness of priority groups within the NHS.

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applicants must have a 2.1 honours degree in Psychology recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). (Undergraduates will not normally meet the essential requirements of the trainee person specification.) In exceptional circumstances, candidates with a 2.2 degree may be considered if they have a higher degree as evidence of ability to complete a demanding postgraduate level programme.

Candidates should have previous supervised practical experience relevant to clinical training which demonstrates that they have the personal and intellectual resources, including writing skills, to pursue a challenging and demanding postgraduate training course.

Postgraduate research experience will be an advantage. The capacity to be critical and analytical, to work in a self-motivated independent way and to set personal priorities is essential; innovative and entrepreneurial potential is highly desirable. Candidates should have a long-standing interest in clinical psychology and a strong understanding and commitment to the positive and unique contribution psychologists can make to the NHS.

Excellent interpersonal skills at a level appropriate for dealing with people in distress and the ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines are expected.

Candidates should note that with the Clearing House application the Relevant Experience Reference must be from your current employer.

The programme covers a large geographical area and teaching is provided at both universities, so a current driving licence and ownership of a car, motorcycle or other means of being independently mobile is essential. Trainees should expect to travel for at least 2

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