Welcome 

Welcome to the University of Exeter’s DClinPsy programme. We hope that you will enjoy your time working with us and that it will prove to be a rewarding and inspiring experience.

You have worked hard to get here and you are now starting on the next phase of your professional training. The challenges for clinical psychology in a rapidly changing NHS may seem greater than ever before but so are the opportunities. At Exeter, we are responding to these challenges by a constant programme of enhancement including initiatives concerning leadership, neuropsychology and international collaborations.

You are coming to an excellent university, located in a beautiful part of the country, and are joining a programme with over 30 years history of training clinical psychologists in the South West. The programme is based within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences – Psychology, emphasising our strong desire to deliver a research active training. There are equally strong links with the local NHS clinical departments ensuring access to a range of clinical training and research experiences.

The programme is dynamic and forward-looking; helping to prepare you to become a practitioner in a new, modernising NHS. You are entering training at a period of significant change to how psychological services are delivered with the implementation of Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and the emergence of a diverse range of providers as a result of Any Qualified Providers (AQP). In addition, there is the role of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which now regulates both our course and also the practice of Clinical Psychologists. We were pleased with the outcome of our most recent accreditation visit by the BPS which highlighted ten areas for commendation and you can read them here.

Finally, on behalf of the DClinPsy programme team, it is our hope to work together with you to provide an excellent training experience in the context of a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. Our aim, put simply, is to deliver the highest quality training on behalf of the NHS; to equip tomorrow’s practitioners with the sophisticated clinical knowledge and research skills to participate in and to lead a modern health service.

 

"Our aim, is to deliver the highest quality training on behalf of the NHS; to equip tomorrow's practioners with the sophisticated clinical knowledge and research skills to participate in and to lead a modern health service".

Professor Eugene Mullan

Programme Director and Director of Clinical Training

September 2013