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 and other agencies. The programme's 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 four supervised placements over the programme's three years.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Accredited: The DPsychSc (Clinical) programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland 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.