Programme structure

Trainees are expected to gain a high level of competence across all areas of the programme. We recognise that the demands of the programme are very high and we support trainees in a range of ways, while also expecting them to be autonomous adult learners.

Structure of the three year, full-time programme

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Teaching and Assessments

Clinical Placements

Research training

Competencies

Year one

 

Academic year starts with a five-week teaching block, followed by teaching each Monday and Tuesday during term time until the end of June plus a two-week teaching block before start of the Older Adults placement.

Written assignment (5,000 words)

2 x clinical research investigations (5,000 words) (CRI 2 submitted at the start of year 2)

Placement 1 – adults of working age

Placement 2 – older Adults

Submission of major research project proposal for consideration by the Research Review Committee.

Completion of e-portfolio to document and evidence a cumulative record of skills and competencies acquired over a wide range of experiences. The e-portfolio includes the specific bench-marked therapeutic competencies offered by the Liverpool programme, ie, CBT, CAT, family and systemic therapy, and Neuropsychology.

 

Year two

Academic year starts with a two-week teaching block, followed by teaching each Monday during term time until the end of June plus a two-week teaching block before the start of the Children and Families placement.

Written assignment (5,000 words)

2 x clinical research investigations (5,000 words)

(CRI 4 submitted at the start of year 3)

Placement 3 – Intellectual difficulties

Placement 4 – Children and families

Submission and approval of major research ethics application. 

 

Data collection and analysis.

 

Year 3

 

Academic year starts with a two-week teaching block, followed by teaching each Monday during term time until the end of March.

Written assignment (5,000 words)

Placement 5 – Specialist 1

 

Placement 6 – Specialist 2

 

Data collection and analysis.

Writing-up and submission of major research project.

Viva Voce examination

 

From the 2018 intake onwards, the written exam paper will be replaced by an enquiry-based-learning trainee-led group presentation, and peer-teaching session in Year 1, and a revised written assignment in Year 2.