Practice learning is an essential aspect of training to allow you to experience the role of the EP across the three years of the doctorate. Placements are an arena for exploring theory and for gaining experience across the range of Children’s Services, including schools. At Southampton placement learning is designed to enable progression towards independent work across all three years and is able to offer you extended placements with three Services. This is the 2nd module of 3 related ones (Psychology in Practice 1, 2 and 3) and runs alongside Consultation, Assessment and Intervention. It offers the opportunity to develop and apply the knowledge and skills taught on the programme, and in Year 1 within schools to professional practice in a wider Local Authority context.
Year 2 progresses to you spending 130 days in term time in a host local authority, supported by a supervision co-ordinator who is in touch with the University’s requirements and has the experience and authority to oversee a varied and graduated programme; a programme driven by the competencies you have acquired in year one. Casework and project work opportunities may be offered by other educational psychologists in the Service, but formal supervision is provided by the supervision co-ordinator. During the placement, time is also given to the exploration of a specialist area to provide some diversity of experience.
One of the pre-requisites for PSYC8044 and PSYC8046
Pre-requisites: PSYC6130 AND PSYC6131