Doctor of Clinical Psychology
This three year doctoral course is organised by the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with local Psychology Services, and is commissioned by NHS Yorkshire and the Humber. The aim of the Course is to train clinical psychologists to meet the future needs of the NHS and our local services.
The Course which was established in October 1991 is based within the Department of Psychology which has an excellent research record (RAE: Grade 5A) and outstanding facilities for research and teaching.
Placements are made available principally within the following locations; Barnsley, Doncaster, North Derbyshire, Scunthorpe, Rotherham and Sheffield. Trainees are expected to travel as required to placements, some of which may involve significant commuting time.
The main purpose of the Course is to train chartered clinical psychologists to meet the future client and organisational needs of the National Health Service. This Course acknowledges the evolving role of clinical psychology and particular emphasis is placed upon organisational skills and service evaluation, health care policy, and the needs of priority groups within health and social services.
The orientation of the Course is specifically to promote the unique contribution which psychology can make to the delivery of health care. The Course actively encourages trainees to use psychological theories and formulations to inform the content of their clinical work. Similarly, the design of the curriculum and academic programme reflects the clinical and service contexts surrounding specific psychological models and issues. The Course is committed to increasing the diversity of the profession.