The Programme Handbooks for the University of East Anglia Doctorate in Clinical Psychology are designed to be a joint resource for Trainees and Clinical Practice Placement Supervisors.

They are to be used as a reference text for any issues associated with the Programme in general. The four handbooks can be found below along with the programme calendar.


The Programme contains the following sections: Programme welcome; introduction to the Programme; core values and philosophy; Programme governance; practical information; complaints

Download the programme handbook

Contact Details; Clinical Practice Placements; Confidentiality and Consent; Host Employment; Personal and Professional Development and Support Systems; Transition to Qualified Status; Useful Policies and Documents; Appendices

Download the Clinical Practice Placement
and Employment handbook

The research handbook covers the following areas: Welcome and Overview; Research Culture; Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes; Assignments Overview; Who's Who in Research on the ClinPsyD Programme?; Ethical and Research Governance Approval; Research Module Teaching; Research Assignments; Thesis Portfolio; Acknowledgments.

Download the research handbook

The Academic Handbook provides an overview of, and guidance on, the academic component of the programme (the UEA Doctorate in Clinical Psychology curriculum), teaching and learning methods, and formative and summative assessments. This version was last updated in October 2021.

It covers: COVID-19; Welcome (Overview and Key Contacts); Teaching and Learning on the Doctorate (the structure and delivery of our learning and teaching methods and expectations of trainees); General Assessment Guidance; Formative Assessments (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, OSCEs; Pecha Kucha talks; Trainee Research Presentations; Service Related Project Proposal (SRPP) and Individualised Training and Development Plans; Summative Assignments (Open Book Statistics Exam; Case / Clinical Practice Reports; Oral Case Presentation Examinations, known as 'the Orals'; Recorded Process Report, RPR; Thesis Proposal; Service Related Project (SRP) Report; Thesis Portfolio and Viva Voce Examination).

Download the Academic Handbook

Contains the deadlines for all summative and formative assessment dates, as well as minimum and maximum placement days. Separate calendars are shown for each cohort.

Download 2023 Cohort Calendar

Download 2022 Cohort Calendar

Download 2021 Cohort Calendar

The following forms are related to placements

This form is for supervisors to provide feedback formally to the course on any aspect of the placement experience. Please return to the PGR office who will disseminate appropriately.

Download Placement Feedback Form


This flowchart shows the process of paperwork completion throughout a placement

Download the flowchart


This table explains the purpose of each form

Download the paperwork overview

Answers some anticipated questions regarding the implementation of this paperwork

Download the supervisor's FAQ

This form can be completed by the placement supervisor and returned to the Postgraduate Research office and adviser if only placement days are missed through sickness. In other cases it should be completed by the adviser.

Download the return to work interview form

Since October 2022 we moved to a new system for recording placement activity. The new system is called Pebble Pad. Each trainee will have their own Pebble Pad account and placement supervisors can log in to the system as externals and complete and sign off any paperwork for the trainee on placement with them. If you are currently supervising a trainee you can log in to Pebble Pad or download guidance below:

PebblePad Externals Guide

PebblePad Trainees Guide

PebblePad External Guide Video

PebblePad Log Book Guide

Information for External Speakers

Thank you for agreeing to teach on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. All the module outlines are available below. If you need any information that is not included here, contact please contact the Administration Team via


The information in our module outlines is subject to change in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and government guidance related to this. As such, we encourage speakers to contact us if they have questions and we will keep them fully updated of any developments via email. In addition to our module outlines, trainees should also consult the information available to them on Blackboard and check UEA email regularly for updates.