Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology by yaosaigeng


									    Practitioner Doctorate
     in Clinical Psychology
Postgraduate Programmes 2010
Practitioner Doctorate
in Clinical Psychology
PsychD                                                  Psychology Professional Expertise                       Clinical Psychology as a Career                        Factfile
Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical                      The programme is run jointly with regional health       Most clinical psychologists work within the
                                                                                                                                                                       Typical entry requirements
                                                        service psychologists and NHS Trusts, and utilises      National Health Service, where clinical psychology
Psychology                                              professional expertise across all of the specialist     is an expanding profession. Over the last few years,
                                                                                                                                                                       Graduate basis for Chartership from the British
                                                                                                                                                                       Psychological Society (BPS); a minimum of a high Upper
The PsychD Practitioner Doctorate programme is          areas of clinical psychology. Trainees are on           the Department of Health has been attempting to        Second class degree in psychology is typically required. As
a three-year full-time programme which leads to         clinical placement for two and a half days a week,      increase the profession by 15 per cent to meet the     the programme is training professionals for the NHS, we
Chartered Clinical Psychologist status.                 with the remaining time being divided between           psychological and psychotherapeutic needs of the       cannot accept applications from non-EU countries. Entry
                                                                                                                                                                       to this programme is conditional on a satisfactory CRB
Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological      academic, research and personal study time.             population.
                                                                                                                                                                       check and occupational health assessment.
distress and to enhance and promote psychological       We provide learning environments at the University      Following the success of the National Service          Candidates for whom English is not their first language
wellbeing. Their work includes treatment of             and in NHS settings to allow for the utilisation,       Frameworks for Mental Health, the Government           will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above
anxiety and depression, serious and enduring                                                                                                                           (or equivalent).
                                                        integration and evaluation of a broad range of          has developed a set of proposals embedded within
mental illness, adjustment to physical illness,         theoretical perspectives including the major models     the New Horizons Consultation document. The            Application process
neurological disorders, addictive behaviours,           of psychotherapy, as well as a wide psychological       consultation addresses how wellbeing and mental        Please note that applications for this programme are
childhood behaviour disorders, personal and family      knowledge, scientific and research base. In             health should be supported. Clinical psychologists     made via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in
relationships. They work with people throughout                                                                                                                        Clinical Psychology and not directly to the University. For
                                                        undertaking these processes, the trainee will be        will be crucial in delivering this agenda.             further information on how to apply please visit:
the life-span and with those with learning              able to integrate a scientist practitioner/reflective
                                                                                                                Contrary to what many potential applicants think,
disabilities (Source: British Psychological Society).   practitioner approach in their work. The teaching
                                                                                                                it is not impossible to gain a place on a clinical     Programme length
The Practitioner Doctorate is accredited by the         and supervision provides opportunities to consult
                                                                                                                psychology training course. In 2008, 29 per cent of    36 months full-time
Health Professions Council and British Psychological    and collaborate with professional colleagues,
                                                                                                                applicants were successful.
Society. It aims to provide high calibre professional   service users and carers to ensure the development                                                             Planned intake
                                                        of responsive and high-quality clinical practice.       At the University of Surrey we are committed           32
clinical psychology training based on a coherent
                                                                                                                to equality of opportunity of access to clinical
synthesis of psychological theory, research and                                                                                                                        Start date
                                                                                                                training. We value diversity and welcome
practice. The programme integrates three elements:      Partnership                                                                                                    September
                                                                                                                applications from individuals from a wide variety
• A comprehensive review of the major academic                                                                  of backgrounds, whether in terms of ethnicity,         Funding
                                                        The programme is commissioned by South-East
  areas of clinical psychology (for example,                                                                    educational or social background, previous career      All places are commissioned by local Strategic Health
                                                        Coast Strategic Health Authority on behalf of
  neuropsychology, systemic theory, cognitive                                                                                                                          Authorities and successful candidates will be salaried at
                                                        the London area as well as their own area. The          path, age, gender, disability or sexuality.            Agenda for Change Band 6.
  theory, developmental psychopathology)                Strategic Health Authority provides financial
                                                                                                                                                                       Professional recognition
• The development of theoretical and research           support to cover the fees of the trainees and their
                                                                                                                                                                       The programme is accredited by the Health Professions
  skills as applied to the development and              salaries and the occupational benefits.                                                                        Council. On completion of the programme, trainees
  evaluation of all aspects of clinical practice                                                                                                                       are eligible to apply for registration with the Health
• High-quality training in clinical skills                                                                                                                             Professions Council.
                                                                                                                                                                       Programme Director
                                                                                                                                                                       Ms Mary John

                                                                                                                                                                       Contact Details
                                                                                                                                                                       For general enquiries:
                                                                                                                                                                       T: 0800 980 3200 or +44 (0)1483 681681
Our programme stresses the need for clinical                                                                                                                           E:
psychologists to be responsive to change                                                                                                                               For admissions enquiries:
within the health and social care sector.                                                                                                                              T: +44 (0)1483 689441

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Faculty of                                                                                                                                                                                 Practitioner Doctorate
Arts and Human Sciences                                                                                                                                                                     in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology at Surrey                           Programme Content and Structure                       Year 1 of Training
A core philosophy of the Practitioner Doctorate in      Training commences with a five-week teaching
Clinical Psychology is the application of academic      block that offers experiential therapy skills in      Academic Topics will be organised around core competencies and include              Clinical Placement
                                                                                                              an emphasis upon the following:                                                         (Year Long)
and research rigour to health and social care           preparation for the first placement. You will
contexts. Our programme stresses the need for           complete a year-long adult placement in the           Issues of diversity and difference                                                     Adult Services
clinical psychologists to be responsive to changes      first year. In the second year, you will complete a   Development and understanding of the therapeutic relationship                          Adult Services
within the health and social care sectors. As such,     placement in two of the following areas: children,
the programme emphasises the development of             people with learning difficulties, and old people.    Basic therapy skills                                                                   Adult Services
leadership skills so that clinical psychologists are    In the third year, you will undertake some block      Life span approaches                                                                   Adult Services
able to integrate, operate and initiate applied         teaching in every term and be on placement for        Development of skills of reflexivity and self-reflexivity                              Adult Services
clinical psychology theoretical knowledge               four days a week, experiencing two placement
within community and public, voluntary and              areas; the remaining placement not taken in year      Specific and complex forms of distress presenting in adults                            Adult Services
organisational systems.                                 two and a specialist placement.                       Foundations in research design, methodology and statistics                             Adult Services
The programme team and the Department as a              Throughout the three years of training, you will      Qualitative research methods                                                           Adult Services
whole is involved in research related to the clinical   have regular opportunities to link theory and         Neuropsychology and psychometric assessment                                            Adult Services
domain, with particular interests in the following      practice through discussions within personal and
                                                                                                              Professional roles, organisations and their contexts                                   Adult Services
areas:                                                  professional development groups, problem-based
                                                        learning and regular meetings with a mentor.          Research
• Trauma and loss
                                                        These discussions also provide an opportunity for
• Cognitive models of phobias and obsessive-                                                                  Service Related Research Project
                                                        reflection, personal and professional learning,
  compulsive disorder                                                                                         Qualitative Group Project
                                                        exploration of difference and diversity, the
• Self-regulation strategies in physical illness        transferability of clinical competencies and          Year 2 of Training
• Personality disorders                                 knowledge across placements.
• Service provision for adults with learning                                                                  Academic Topics in addition to those built upon from Year 1                         Clinical Placement
                                                        Teaching and research are scheduled for
  disabilities                                                                                                will include:                                                                       (6 months duration)
                                                        Mondays and Tuesdays and placements are
• Meaning of psychotic experiences and recovery         scheduled Wednesdays to Fridays. Study time is        Models of therapy – CBT, systemic and psychodynamic
  from psychosis                                        also allocated within the timetable. Models of        Forms of distress presenting in children and adolescents
• User involvement in research and training             teaching as well as content are regularly reviewed,
                                                                                                              The psychology of older people                                               Two of the following three areas:
• Representations of disability                         in consultation with trainees and regional clinical
                                                                                                                                                                                              Child and Family Services,
• Eating disorders and health-related audits            psychologists. Research training is provided          Health psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                           people with learning difficulities,
                                                        through a series of lectures on both quantitative     Addictive behaviours                                                                  older people.
We expect that trainees will do research in one of      and qualitative methods and put into practice
these interest areas. Programme team members                                                                  Working with people who have learning disabilities
                                                        through a service-related research project, a
have expertise in quantitative and qualitative          qualitative group project and a major research        Foundations in research design, methodology and statistics
methodologies and close research and teaching           project. As with all elements in the programme,
links exist to the wider Psychology Department.                                                               Research
                                                        this is well supported by close supervision.
                                                                                                              One research project spanning years 2 and 3 comprising: a research proposal; application to
                                                                                                              Ethics and R&D committee, data gathering; analyses and write up.

                                                                                                              Year 3 of Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clinical Placement
                                                                                                              Academic Topics Advanced workshops including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  (6 months duration)
We are one of the highest ranked departments in the country for graduates entering                            Models of Therapy – CBT, systemic and psychodynamic                                    Older people
employment, and also one of the largest providers of postgraduate training in the UK.                         Psychology and the Law                                                                 Older people
                                                                                                              Professional roles, organisations and their contexts                                     Specialist
                                                                                                              As described in Year 2

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Faculty of                                                                                                                                                                            Practitioner Doctorate
Arts and Human Sciences                                                                                                                                                                in Clinical Psychology

Your Professional Contribution                        Career Prospects                                      Academic Component                                      We are one of the highest ranked departments in
                                                                                                                                                                    the country for graduates entering employment,
We develop trainees who will contribute to the        The Department of Health has raised the               Assessment is undertaken through a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                    and also one of the largest providers of
health service through:                               profile of applied psychologists in addressing        methods, including essays, problem based learning
                                                                                                                                                                    postgraduate training in the UK.
• A commitment to the maintenance and delivery        the health of the nation. Applied Psychologists       exercises, literature reviews, reflective accounts
  of high quality clinical practice grounded in       are cited in a number of the National Service         and oral presentations of clinical work. All of these   The Department of Psychology has been the centre
  respect for clients from all backgrounds            Frameworks as necessary for the effective delivery    should demonstrate ability for critical and reflexive   for many cross-national studies and has attracted
                                                      of services. The National Institute for Clinical      thinking, knowledge of psychological theories           funding from research councils and local and
• The application of reflective, rigorous and
                                                      Excellence has published guidance in a number         and their application to practice, as well as an        national government departments, such as the
  flexible thinking to all aspects of clinical
                                                      of areas stipulating the need for psychological       understanding of clinical and professional issues.      European Social Fund (ESF), the Department for
  psychology practice
                                                      assessment and psychological therapy access.                                                                  Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the
• An ability to utilise and evaluate psychological
                                                      There is convincing evidence that talking                                                                     Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Home Office, the
  theories, knowledge and practice from a wide
                                                      therapies can make a significant difference to the    Clinical Component                                      Environment Agency, the Countryside Agency,
  ranging clinical, scientific and research base
                                                      people presenting with the widest spectrum of         Assessment is via written and oral case reports,        Surrey County Council and the European Union.
• Competence in selecting psychological theory,
                                                      psychological difficulties.                           supervisor evaluation on placement and log-             We offer a postgraduate degree that provides a
  research and practice appropriate to the context
                                                                                                            books. The five case reports (four written of 5000      thorough grounding in the theories, methods and
  and client groups to which they are applied
                                                                                                            words each and one oral) are submitted and              practice of contemporary psychology. If you choose
• The ability to function effectively in a range of   Assessment                                            assessed at six-monthly intervals.                      to study psychology at the University of Surrey, you
  social, cultural and organisational environments    All three clinical, academic and research                                                                     will be provided with a combination of opportunities
• Self-awareness of their personal and                components of the programme are assessed.                                                                     that would be hard to match elsewhere.
  professional development, and the implications      At the end of the programme trainees submit a         Research Component
  for clinical practice                               portfolio of their work covering academic, clinical   Assessment of research competencies is via a            Our programmes lay particular emphasis on the
• Active engagement with service users’ and           and research competence.                              multiple choice examination in statistics; a service-   application of psychology to real-world problems,
  carers’ views and priorities                                                                              related research project undertaken in an NHS Trust     and also consider issues related to professional
                                                                                                            (3000 words); a group project in qualitative research   practice in preparation for your career as a
• A commitment to working within
                                                                                                            methods; and a major research project (20,000           professional psychologist.
  multidisciplinary settings and with colleagues
  from other disciplines                                                                                    words). These assignments should demonstrate            The basis of good postgraduate courses is the
                                                                                                            research skills in a variety of domains and cover       research activity of staff, the incorporation of
                                                                                                            exploratory, descriptive and confirmatory strategies.   current research programmes in teaching material
                                                                                                            The research must include empirical work judged to      and a reciprocal relationship between theory
                                                                                                            constitute a contribution to knowledge or practice,     development and applied research in everyday
                                                                                                            and evidence of originality should be demonstrated      contemporary issues.
                                                                                                            by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of
                                                                                                            independent critical judgement.                         We believe in involving all postgraduate students
                                                                                                                                                                    in the research life of the Department through
                                                                                                                                                                    active participation in one of the research
                                                                                                            Psychology at Surrey                                    groups, by attendance at research seminars
                                                                                                            The Department of Psychology at the University          and, where possible, an attachment to ongoing
                                                                                                            of Surrey is one of the most active and highly          research projects. As a student of the Psychology
                                                                                                            regarded psychology departments in the country.         Department, you will also have access to a number
                                                                                                                                                                    of conferences, seminars and workshops hosted
                                                                                                            We specialise in applied and policy-oriented            throughout the year.
                                                                                                            teaching and research within a strong theoretical
                                                                                                            context. The international, interdisciplinary, policy
                                                                                                            and applied strengths of our Department means
                                                                                                            that students’ theoretical and methodological
                                                                                                            research puts them at the cutting edge of the

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