This programme prepares trainees for work as clinical psychologists in the National Health Service (NHS). Successful completion of the three-year programme confers chartered clinical psychologist status and the programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Those who join the programme are both University postgraduate students and trainee psychologists, working under supervision in NHS Trusts in Devon, Somerset or Dorset.
All students receive training salaries provided by the South West Peninsula Strategic Health Authority. Currently trainees are appointed to Agenda for Change Band 6 in accordance with the national pay scale for trainee clinical psychologists.
The Exeter DClinPsy programme is based on a reflective scientist practitioner model. As such, it draws on the research and evidence base to inform clinical activities. The programme consists of clinical, academic and research modules which span the three years. We place an emphasis on core competencies across clinical specialisms and theoretical orientations. In line with our adult learner philosophy, problem based learning (PBL) is a key element in the programme.
The academic content is enriched and informed by the experiential learning gained on clinical placements. The programme works in partnership with local NHS providers and has strong links with the region’s clinical psychologists who contribute to teaching and are able to offer a wide range of clinical experience in a variety of settings.
You are expected to develop as an active, collaborative learner working on clinical and research problems in small groups over extended periods of time.