Our Model of Training Our Model of Training

In the first two years international students will join the trainee cohort to complete the ClinPsyD programme of supervised clinical placements, teaching and research in and around Norwich and Cambridge. In the first two years the clinical placements are designed to equip trainees to develop core competences in clinical practice. During years one and two trainees gain experience of working across the life-span, of working in residential and community settings, and with people who have severe and/or enduring problems. The ClinPsyD adheres to a model of teaching-placement synchronization and the teaching programme is organised around the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency and the British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation criteria. In terms of research, students are required to engage in service-based projects and to produce a research portfolio (up to 40,000 words) comprising a systematic review and empirical paper that make a significant contribution to knowledge.

Upon successful completion of years one and two, international students have the option of continuing their training at UEA and clinical practice placements in the NHS in East Anglia, or to complete some or all of the senior year specialist clinical placements in their home country. This option is only available where UEA are able to source, quality assure and monitor placements. The UEA Clin PsyD Programme staff will provide oversight of the governance of placements and supervision during year three of the Programme. Clinical Psychologists interested in hosting an international UEA trainee can find further information in our International Supervisor Brochure.

For international students an induction programme will be organized in order that students are introduced to working in the UK healthcare sector and are provided with an introduction to the culture of the NHS in England.