The Route to Clinical
Psychology?
Dr Kathryn Greenwood
(EIPS Sussex, Sussex University and Institute
of Psychiatry)
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...
StrongStrong
academicacademic
research profileresearch profile
RationaleRationale
Relevant experienceRelevant experience
(...
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?
Ensure you maintain other aspects of life as
may take time and can gain from experience
e.g. ...
And the outcome
• University of Sussex 1992-1995
• PhD – Institute of Psychiatry 1995-1999
• Daughter 1996,
• DClinPsy – I...
Important elements
Strong academic
profile
Meaning and
learning taken from
experiences
Able to communicate &
apply what le...
Things that you will need
• At least a 2:1 with GBR at University,
although a 1st
will make you stand out.
• Additional qu...
Thank you
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  • Very easy to get sucked in and not be able to think of anything else.. V bad esp as can be a long route. Exp make sure you can do it!
  • The Route to Clinical Psychology

    1. 1. The Route to Clinical Psychology? Dr Kathryn Greenwood (EIPS Sussex, Sussex University and Institute of Psychiatry)
    2. 2. A Cognitive Behavioural Approach? • My route into clinical psychology • Some tips on the way
    3. 3. Triggers
    4. 4. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers
    5. 5. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers Panic
    6. 6. Panic Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers Research Clinical
    7. 7. Behaviour Mood Thoughts Triggers
    8. 8. 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)
    9. 9. StrongStrong academicacademic research profileresearch profile RationaleRationale Relevant experienceRelevant experience (clinical and research)(clinical and research) For selfFor self Access to and supportAccess to and support from clinical psychologistsfrom clinical psychologists
    10. 10. Help!! What now? What shall I do? Triggers
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. What about the rest of life? Ensure you maintain other aspects of life as may take time and can gain from experience e.g. Baby daughter one year into PhD Learning and Meaning • Time management, multi-tasking • Managing role transitions • Value of mental health and well-being in
    14. 14. And the outcome • University of Sussex 1992-1995 • PhD – Institute of Psychiatry 1995-1999 • Daughter 1996, • DClinPsy – Institute of Psychiatry 1999-2002 • Son 2001 • National Psychosis Unit 2002-2008 • Early intervention in psychosis 2008- • Holistic recovery/remission focus in research • Clinical Research Fellow 2010-
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. Things that you will need • At least a 2:1 with GBR at University, although a 1st will make you stand out. • Additional qualifications will help • At least 12 months clinical experience, (e.g. psychology or research assistant), ideally clinical psychologist supervisor and referee • More than one area of clinical work an advantage • Evidence of commitment (e.g. relevant work incl. voluntary) over time
    17. 17. Thank you

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