South Wales

Affiliated with Cardiff University
School of Psychology

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Course length:

3 years (full-time)


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About the programme

Research and Neuropsychology competency development runs across the three years.

Year 1 

The focus is on developing competence in:

  • Direct work with clients
  • Professional and ethical practice
  • Awareness of social, cultural and developmental context
  • Building relationships
  • The clinical cycle
  • Developing skill in direct therapeutic work

Clinical experience is primarily in:

  • older adult services
  • adult mental health services

though other placements may be offered.

Year 2

Builds on Year 1 and has a focus on developing competence in:

  • Working indirectly including working with carers
  • Professional teams and statutory services
  • Systemic practice
  • Positive behaviour support

Clinical experience is primarily with:

  • children and young people
  • learning disabilities

though other placements may be offered.

Year 3

Builds on Years 1 and 2 and has a focus on:

  • Organisational working
  • Leadership
  • Applications of clinical psychology and wider therapeutic approaches

This year may include the opportunity to address outstanding clinical experience and/or take an elective placement.

Last updated:

29th April 2024