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Careers in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Kathy Greenwood
(EIPS Sussex, Sussex University
and Institute of Psychiatry)
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
• A health professional who aims to reduce
psychological distress and to enhance and
prom...
What kind of work do we do?
• Assessment
• Formulation – (making sense of what is going on)
• Intervention including Psych...
How to become a Clinical Psychologist?
• Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership
– This is achieved by completing a Britis...
Professional structure in the NHS
GBCM and
other
experience
Applying for clinical psychology
training
• Approximately 580 funded training places per
year in the UK offered across 30 ...
Leeds Clearing House for Clinical
Psychology Training
• Course centres
Plus
• University of Hull
• Queens University Belfast
Bangor University - North Wales
University of Bath
...
Applying for clinical psychology
training
• You can apply for up to 4 courses through Leeds
Clearing house
• The deadline ...
Applying for clinical psychology
training
• Highly competitive application process
– In 2012 there were 3587 applicants fo...
Numbers of places
What are they looking for
• Note – each course is different (see Leeds Clearing
House for course details), but…
• Common t...
Getting the experience you need
• Assistant psychologist posts
– Sign up to emails on www.jobs.nhs.uk
• Research assistant...
Useful resources for aspiring
clinical psychologists
British Psychological Society
Division of Clinical Psychology
Division of Clinical Psychology South East Coast Branch AGM and
Annual Conference 2015
Clinical Psychology in 2025
9.30-16...
Pre-qualification group
Health and Care Professions Council
ClinPsy.org.uk – aspiring clinical
psychologists community website
MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology
and Mental Health
Keeping other options in mind…
• e.g. Increasing access to psychological
therapies – primary wellbeing practitioner
traini...
Other useful resources
• MIND
– www.mind.org.uk/
• RETHINK
– http://www.rethink.org/
• Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS T...
The Route to Clinical
Psychology?
A Cognitive Behavioural Approach?
• My route into clinical
psychology
• Some tips on the way
Triggers
Help!!
What now?
What shall I
do?
Triggers
Help!!
What
now?
What
shall I
do?
Triggers
Panic
Panic
Help!!
What now?
What shall I
do?
Triggers
Research Clinical
Behaviour
Mood
Thoughts
Triggers
Action
• Clinical Experience as a bank nurse
• Exam focus
• Application for and place obtained for a PhD
in a clinically r...
Strong
academic
research profile
Rationale
Relevant experience
(clinical and research)
For self
Access to and support
from...
Help!!
What now?
What shall I
do?
Triggers
Action
Voluntary Experience
• Under clinical psychologist on ward
medication education programme
• Observation of speciali...
Meaning
• Insight into illness models and relation to
intervention and outcome in psychosis
• Value of in depth multi-disc...
What about the rest of life?
Baby daughter one year into PhD
Learning and Meaning
• Time management, multi-tasking
• Manag...
And the outcome
• University of Sussex 1992-1995
• PhD and DClinPsy – Institute of Psychiatry 1995-
2002
• Daughter 1996, ...
Important elements
Strong academic
profile
Meaning and
learning taken from
experiences
Able to communicate &
apply what le...
Thank you
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  1. 1. Careers in Clinical Psychology Dr. Kathy Greenwood (EIPS Sussex, Sussex University and Institute of Psychiatry)
  2. 2. What is a Clinical Psychologist? • A health professional who aims to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. • A wide range of psychological difficulties may be dealt with, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, learning disabilities, child and family problems and serious mental illness.
  3. 3. What kind of work do we do? • Assessment • Formulation – (making sense of what is going on) • Intervention including Psychological Therapies • Supervision • Teaching / Training • Research • Leadership • In the NHS and in the private sector
  4. 4. How to become a Clinical Psychologist? • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership – This is achieved by completing a British Psychological Society accredited degree or conversion course • Completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. – 3 year, full time training program, funded by NHS • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – NB Continuous professional development
  5. 5. Professional structure in the NHS GBCM and other experience
  6. 6. Applying for clinical psychology training • Approximately 580 funded training places per year in the UK offered across 30 University courses • Apply through the Leeds Clearing House http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/
  7. 7. Leeds Clearing House for Clinical Psychology Training
  8. 8. • Course centres Plus • University of Hull • Queens University Belfast Bangor University - North Wales University of Bath University of Birmingham Coventry and Warwick University of East Anglia University of East London University of Edinburgh - NHS Scotland University of Essex - Tavistock University of Exeter University of Glasgow - NHS Scotland University of Hertfordshire Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Lancaster University University of Leeds University of Leicester University of Liverpool University of Manchester Newcastle University North Thames - University College London Oxford Plymouth University Royal Holloway, University of London Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University University of Sheffield University of Southampton South Wales Staffordshire and Keele University of Surrey Teesside University Trent - Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham
  9. 9. Applying for clinical psychology training • You can apply for up to 4 courses through Leeds Clearing house • The deadline for applications is in late November each year (to begin training the following September) • Information for international students: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/BasicInternationalFunding.html
  10. 10. Applying for clinical psychology training • Highly competitive application process – In 2012 there were 3587 applicants for only 586 places (e.g. 1 in 7 success rate, 85% rejection rate) • Average age of trainees at start of course is around 27/28
  11. 11. Numbers of places
  12. 12. What are they looking for • Note – each course is different (see Leeds Clearing House for course details), but… • Common themes across courses in what they are looking for – Evidence of academic ability – Evidence of research experience and ability – A basic understanding of what clinical psychologists do, why and how. – Evidence of experience of working in the kinds of settings that clinical psychologists work – Evidence of working with the kinds of people that clinical psychologists work (both service users and professionals) – Reflection: the ability to learn from your experiences, whatever they are.
  13. 13. Getting the experience you need • Assistant psychologist posts – Sign up to emails on www.jobs.nhs.uk • Research assistant posts on clinical research projects – Sign up to emails on www.jobs.ac.uk • Local jobs in support work etc – Keep an eye on vacancies in the Argus etc • Other opportunities – Charity and Voluntary sector, talk to CDEC
  14. 14. Useful resources for aspiring clinical psychologists
  15. 15. British Psychological Society
  16. 16. Division of Clinical Psychology
  17. 17. Division of Clinical Psychology South East Coast Branch AGM and Annual Conference 2015 Clinical Psychology in 2025 9.30-16.30, Friday 20th March 2015 at Friends Meeting House, Brighton Where will clinical psychology be in 2025? How will our roles look different in ten years’ time? What are some of the opportunities that lie ahead and what are some of the challenges? Our annual conference and AGM will explore answers to these questions within three themes. Within each theme we will hear brief talks from key figures and this will be followed by a discussion and debate between speakers and with the audience. We hope that this will make for a lively day that is a good mix of visionary ideas for 2025, discussion and debate and will help to set the course for the next ten years. To find out more and to book a place please go to: www.kc-jones.co.uk/dcpsec
  18. 18. Pre-qualification group
  19. 19. Health and Care Professions Council
  20. 20. ClinPsy.org.uk – aspiring clinical psychologists community website
  21. 21. MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
  22. 22. Keeping other options in mind… • e.g. Increasing access to psychological therapies – primary wellbeing practitioner training • http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/
  23. 23. Other useful resources • MIND – www.mind.org.uk/ • RETHINK – http://www.rethink.org/ • Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust – http://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ • Jobs in the NHS – www.nhs.uk/ jobs • Research jobs – www.jobs.ac.uk
  24. 24. The Route to Clinical Psychology?
  25. 25. A Cognitive Behavioural Approach? • My route into clinical psychology • Some tips on the way
  26. 26. Triggers
  27. 27. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers
  28. 28. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers Panic
  29. 29. Panic Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers Research Clinical
  30. 30. Behaviour Mood Thoughts Triggers
  31. 31. Action • Clinical Experience as a bank nurse • Exam focus • Application for and place obtained for a PhD in a clinically relevant area (Memory and Attention in Schizophrenia)
  32. 32. Strong academic research profile Rationale Relevant experience (clinical and research) For self Access to and support from clinical psychologists
  33. 33. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers
  34. 34. Action Voluntary Experience • Under clinical psychologist on ward medication education programme • Observation of specialist assessments of children • Observation of therapy for child depression • Evaluation of trauma following children’s admission to intensive care
  35. 35. Meaning • Insight into illness models and relation to intervention and outcome in psychosis • Value of in depth multi-disciplinary assessment • Application of adapted CBT for a younger developmental stage, flexibility in models and approaches (imagery) • Understanding of role of stress and appraisals in evolution of problems
  36. 36. What about the rest of life? Baby daughter one year into PhD Learning and Meaning • Time management, multi-tasking • Managing role transitions • Value of mental health and well-being in context of whole life
  37. 37. And the outcome • University of Sussex 1992-1995 • PhD and DClinPsy – Institute of Psychiatry 1995- 2002 • Daughter 1996, Son 2001 • National Psychosis Unit 2002-2008 • Early intervention in psychosis 2008- • Holistic recovery/remission focus in research Functional outcome, genetic factors, CBT models and outcome, service user involvement and challenging stigma • Clinical Research Fellow 2010-2014 • Senior Clinical Research Fellow 2014 -
  38. 38. Important elements Strong academic profile Meaning and learning taken from experiences Able to communicate & apply what learntStand out for right reasons Presentation ReferencesMaintain a life
  39. 39. Thank you

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