University of Birmingham

Centre for Applied Psychology (CAP) | School of Psychology | College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


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Administration email:

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Training with us

Because of the diversity, the size of Birmingham and surrounding areas, we are able to offer a richness of experience in terms of excellence in teaching, placements, and research opportunities

The University of Birmingham (UoB) has a long-standing, distinguished, and excellent track-record in providing high-quality, research-intensive, clinical psychology training. We are well established (1967) and have an experienced staff team, with a wide range of clinical and research interests

We are situated within the Centre for Applied Psychology in the School of Psychology, which is one of the strongest and most active psychology departments in the UK

We are committed to the Birmingham Programme being a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful place for all, where people feel they belong and are supported to develop

We are passionate about training reflective scientist-practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work flexibly across a diverse range of service contexts: promoting wellbeing; formulating solutions to a wide range of presenting problems, and carefully evaluating interventions

We encourage the consideration of people in context and the worldliness of psychological approaches to aid reflection and action on aspects of power, privilege, health-inequalities, and disadvantage as they relate to us, the people we work with, and services provided

We have developed an online training resource for local supervisors and programme staff that explores matters related to race, power, and privilege, and which underscores our commitment to making our training an open, safe, and welcoming space to consider all aspects of diversity in self and others and our 5-areas approach to decolonisation

The programme benefits from several core strengths and values: an enthusiastic and dedicated programme team with a key focus on trainee support and engagement; strong engagement with placement providers and supervisors; the programme team’s approach to providing trainees with a wide range of research opportunities; the programmes approach to leadership competency development; the programme’s bespoke approach to trainee learning and development, and the flexibility this provides.

Training is set within a nurturing and inclusive learning community, and we actively consider and act on feedback from trainees to continue to improve the training experience, and have the following support structures:

  • Buddies
  • Professional Mentors
  • Appraisal Tutors
  • Reflective Practice Groups
  • Student Counselling Service
  • Therapy Network

Last updated:

19th April 2024