NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Clinical Psychology School of Psychology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Accredited: The DPsychSc (Clinical) programme is accredited by the PSI as a postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology. 2. Professional experience: The programme provides basic professional training in many areas of work, including adult clinical psychology, child and adolescent clinical psychology, and intellectual disabilities. 3. Placements: These provide trainees with experience of clinical psychology practice under the supervision of experienced clinical psychologists. CONTACT Dr John Bogue T: +353 91 493 266 E: PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: DPsychSc (Clinical) DURATION: 3 years, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 12 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1DY1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: Check website for closing date details. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information.

Your Course The Doctor of Psychological Science in Clinical Psychology is a taught programme that provides professional training in clinical psychology. The programme is provided in partnership with clinical psychology services in the Health Services Executive (HSE) and other agencies. Its objective is to produce competent and capable clinical psychologists for the health service by providing high-quality training in the clinical, academic and research elements of clinical psychology. This programme provides trainees with a thorough and integrated training in academic, practical and research aspects of clinical psychology through teaching blocks, supervised clinical placements and supervised, clinically relevant research projects. Clinical competence is developed in supervised placements in child and adolescent, adult, disability, and elective settings over the programme’s three years. Career Opportunities Career opportunities exist for professionally qualified clinical psychologists in a variety of health, forensic and social care settings. Opportunities may also be found in educational services and institutions. Most DPsychSc (Clinical) graduates take up employment in the HSE but a small number are also employed within agencies such as the Brothers of Charity Services and the Irish Prison Service. Minimum Entry Requirements Candidates must hold a degree or PDip in psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as granting eligibility for graduate membership of PSI. The qualification must be at least upper Second Class Honours level. Qualifications deemed equivalent by the College of Arts may also be accepted. At least one year of practical and/or research experience relevant to clinical psychology is generally required. Successful applicants are expected to have a means of transport to enable them to participate in all elements of the programme, including undertaking supervised clinical placements in health settings. FIND OUT MORE AT: psychological-science-clinical-psychology.html

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