The placement setting will be determined by the need to ensure that the trainee is able to gain a level of clinical competence (as defined by the Log of Clinical Competence) appropriate for completion of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology and application for entry to the HCPC register of Practitioner Psychologists. Consideration will also be given to the trainee’s desire to gain experience of work with a specific client group or in specialist clinical skills.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- have experience of completing a continued practice development log to plan and undertake learning in a specific area of the trainees choice.
- gained knowledge and experience of leadership roles and how to influence services at a strategic level.
- under supervision has had the opportunity to practice with a level of autonomy and been enabled to exercise independent professional judgement whilst demonstrating an awareness of appropriate legal and professional boundaries
- have had the opportunity to gain experience in all key area of the Log of Clinical Competence.
- have experience and knowledge of providing consultancy and supervision.
- have knowledge and experience of identifying and managing risk.
Trainees will be assigned to an HCPC registered clinician working in a context providing services. This may be one of a range of settings including community mental health teams, inpatient mental health services, forensic, neuropsychology, health and specialist services. The third year placement is 38 weeks long, initially three days a week but increasing to four days a week during the summer comprising 120 days i. Trainees are required to complete a minimum of 90 placement days. The syllabus content will vary according to the setting and the individuals learning needs as identified by summative and formative assessment in PSYC8016 but will address the learning outcomes.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The trainee's learning will be via supervised practice and self-directed study and reflection. Trainees will receive a minimum of an hour of formal supervision with a suitably qualified HCPC registered clinician and up to three hours informal contact time each week Trainee will be expected to observe and be observed by their supervisor. Supervision will offer opportunities for skills learning, facilitation of theory practice links and management and reflection on the trainee’s professional development. A mid-placement review will be conducted by the trainee’s personal tutor midway through the placement to review their progress.
Trainees will be expected to be increasingly autonomous within the bounds of their professional competence and take responsibility for managing their workload and for day-to-day clinical decision making. Trainees are expected to gain experience of consultation, supervision and leadership roles.
|Total study time
Resources & Reading list
Scaife.J (2008). Supervision in Clinical Practice: A Practitioners Guide. Routledge: Hove.
Gilbert. P and Leahy.R. (2007). The therapeutic relationship in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Routledge: Hove.
Summary of assessment methods: Formative assessment of the module takes place via the mid placement review and via feedback provided in weekly supervision by the NHS supervisor. Feedback on attainment of BPS competencies is provided via joint completion of competency portfolio. Summative assessment is via Supervisor End of Placement form. Trainees are able to have one further attempt to retake this module at a time determined by the Programme team. Two placement module fails result in programme failure and failure to meet the minimum number of placement days may constitute placement failure. Further details are available in the programme handbook.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Personal Development Log
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Trainee evaluation Form
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External