How to become a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical psychology involves a minimum of seven years’ pre-registration training in quantitative and qualitative psychological research, and a variety of psychological models and their applications, as indicated in the diagram below. The first three years of undergraduate study place an emphasis on general psychological processes; whilst the latter three years of doctoral training, undertaken after at least a year gaining some sort of clinical and/or applied research experience, involve a series of academic assignments and clinical practice placements, mostly within the National Health Service, under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist.

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