Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Clinical Psychology

This doctorate integrates clinical, academic and research practice to achieve the highest quality of professional training. The training programme is made up of four interconnecting components: the academic and research programmes, clinical placements, and the assessment process. These 4 components are organised so that each complements and informs the others, enabling the trainee to integrate their learning across theory, research and practice in order to develop the key competencies pertinent to each year of training. Underpinning all of these components is a commitment to the support of trainees' personal and professional development and to promoting diversity and equal opportunities throughout all aspects of the programme.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class degree in psychology is required. If candidates have an undergraduate degree in another subject, candidates must have completed an accredited conversion qualification in psychology.

Assessment methods

The programme uses a continuous assessment system, which includes the formal assessment of clinical, research and academic competence. In addition to successfully undertaking clinical placements, trainees must also pass a number of academic submissions: 6 evaluations of clinical competence (formally completed by Clinical Supervisors on the placement), 1 clinical portfolio which consists of 2 assessments a) evidence for intervention review and b) basic therapeutic and professional skills assessment, which includes a tape and a transcript of a therapeutic session followed by a clinical viva, 3 professional practice reports demonstrating trainees' clinical competencies across a range of client groups, 1 quality improvement project, 1 team policy report and group presentation, 1 critical review of research literature and a major research project (comprising a literature review, a research report submitted in journal format, and a critical appraisal).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Salomons Campus Tonbridge TN3 0TG South East

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Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
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01227 782900