External contributors

This programme wouldn’t function without the support of local NHS clinical psychologists. They, along with colleagues from other professions, provide clinical placement and research supervision, teaching, mentoring, marking coursework assignments and trainee selection. Trainees are funded and employed by the NHS.


These contributors provide around 50% of the teaching on the programme. They bring their expertise, knowledge and skills from the perspective of their own clinical, research and professional experience of psychology.

Placement supervision

Clinical placements are supervised by colleagues across a variety of clinical settings. We work collaboratively with the other North West programmes at Lancaster and Manchester Universities to optimise placement opportunities, in the NHS, and in community and leadership placements.

Trainees will develop advanced skills in at least two of the following areas - cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), family and systemic therapy, neuropsychology and leadership, as well as theories and practice.

All clinical supervisors are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.




Year 1


October - March

Older adults

April - September


Year 2

Intellectual disabilities

October - March

Children and families

April - September


Year 3

Specialist 1

October - March

Specialist 2

April - September


Liverpool Experts by Experience(LExE)

The Liverpool Experts by Experience (LExE) group is a strategic stakeholder group, acting as a ’critical friend’ to the programme. The group aims to provide a framework for experts by experience (EbE) involvement across all aspects of programme delivery, including selection, teaching, clinical training, and research. The group, launched in 2014, supports networks between service users, carers and professionals, acknowledging that psychological distress and mental health issues have the potential to impact on everyone.

Programme newsletters

Suggestions for articles for the programme’s newsletter are welcome. Email dclin@liverpool.ac.uk.

Get involved or become a contributor

If you would like more information about how to be involved in the DClinPsychol training programme, or would like to speak to someone about becoming a contributor, please contact us.

For information about supervisor training workshops, to discuss potential research project ideas, learn more about our annual research conference, or be added to the programme review day mailing list, please email dclin@liverpool.ac.uk.

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