Within the three years, the course provides an intensive and systematic programme of training, equipping each student to meet the challenges facing clinical psychology and to make a unique contribution to the Irish Health Services.
The course is structured so that the academic teaching typically takes place in term time for one and a half days per week. In addition, each placement is preceded by a teaching block of approximately four weeks duration. Students complete six clinical placements during the course, each of approximately five months duration, providing knowledge, skills and experience to work with as wide a range of clients as possible. Research training is continuous across the programme.
Course requirements include continuous clinical assessment, examinations and a research portfolio combining reports of clinical activity, small and large scale research projects and demonstrating research competency across a range of methodologies. Progress on the course is assessed by an end-of-year review which each student must pass.
Research interests of staff include attachment theory, developmental psychopathology, health psychology, research methods, forensic psychology, risk perception, quality of life perception and applied behaviour analysis.
Students of the course are employed by an approved health care provider and graduates are required to complete an additional three-year contract of employment with their sponsoring service provider.
The course currently attracts a high number of applicants and competition for the limited number of places is intense. Requirements for selection include a primary honours degree in psychology with at least an upper second-class award or equivalent. Good research skills and relevant experience are essential. Candidates are required to hold graduate basis for registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see https://www.tcd.ie/students/orientation/undergraduates/garda-vetting.php for further details.
Please note the possession of a full and valid driving licence remains an essential requirement for programme selection. However, owing to the impact of Covid-19, on arrangements for undertaking driving tests, the verification of a full driving licence permit will be deferred until June 1st, 2021. All offers of employment will be subject to the candidate demonstrating that they fulfil this requirement on or before this date, subject to any reasonable adjustments in respect of any disability.
Closing Date 12 December 2021
3 years full-time