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We appreciate that working and training as a clinical psychologist may be challenging at times. We aim to help trainees cope with these demands by providing a range of support structures and by developing their skills of self-reflection and self-awareness through the teaching programme and experiences on placement.

Normally we expect trainees to seek support from Programme staff, their peers and supervisors. We provide a range of support systems reflecting the different needs of trainees. We have a "buddy" system where each new trainee is supported by a trainee in the year above. In addition each trainee is allocated to a UEA advisor who is responsible for supporting them and monitoring their work throughout the three years. They have regular meetings with the trainees including advisor and appraisal meetings and typically mid-placement reviews. There is also a network of personal support tutors throughout the region to whom trainees are allocated. Trainees are encouraged to attend a personal and professional development group in each year of the Programme.

Further information about our Academic Teaching Programme, our Clinical Placements, our Research Programme for Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and Assessments can be found by clicking the links in the menu to the left.