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Clinical Placements

Trainees are on clinical placements in NHS settings throughout training. This section contains resources and information related to placements for trainees, supervisors and course staff.

Trainees

Placement chart - current allocation for all years

This section provides access to a placement chart detailing current allocations for trainees in all years. Please note that access to this chart is restricted to trainees and staff on the UCL clinical psychology doctorate (course intranet password is required): 

Basic Placement Requirements

There are some requirements that are common to all placements and that all trainees/supervisors/staff should be aware of.

Days on placement/placement study

There are certain basic requirements about number of days and pattern of study leave across placement 

Workload

All trainees are expected to have a workload equivalent to 8 cases in an adult mental health setting.

Leave Arrangements

Below are details of leave arrangements and forms for home fees and international self funded trainees:

Travel
Health and safety/lone working

It is important that trainees are aware of health and safety/lone working guidelines:

Cultural competence

All trainees are required to be culturally competent:

Service user involvement

All trainees have to have had some meaningful contact with services user groups/representatives who have a consultative role. This needs to happen on at least two placements.

Leadership Skills

Information on developing leadership skills on placement; suggestions for trainees and supervisors:

Placement Schedule & Dates

Placement guidelines and contracts

All placements need to have a contract set up and the contract needs to be handed into the course within 4 weeks of the start date of the placement.

See detailed placement guidelines including: an overview of the competences trainees need to acquire through training; information about placement content and learning outcomes; expectations common to all placements and placement content in specific service settings 


See basic contract template with guidance on what components make up a contract 

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for a child placement should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an LD should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an OA should contain

Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Forms for Recording and Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Supervisor forms

Download Supervisor feedback form - standard version

To be filled in at end of placement - provides comprehensive feedback about trainee progress and enables the Exam Board to pass or fail the trainee.

Download supervisor Feedback form for the midpoint of a 1 year placement

One-year placements comprise two six-month placement periods, each of which need to be formally evaluated. This form indicate trainee progress after 1st six months.

Download feedback form for supervisors who are not the main supervisor

This form is for brief feedback from a second supervisor separate to the feedback offered by the main supervisor.

Download interim” feedback form for third year trainees nearing the end of the Course

The exam board meets to decide on trainees passing or failing in early September. At this point the standard supervisor form will not have been completed. This one-page allows supervisors to indicate whether the trainee is expected to pass the placement.

Trainee forms

Download trainee feedback form

This form asks trainees for feedback about their experience of the placement, the clinical work available and the supervision they received.

Clinical logs

Trainees use two logs to monitor their progress – a clinical log, and also a ‘reflective practice’ log. The former is a straightforward record of clinical activity, the latter identifies progression in all the areas of competence required of a Clinical Psychologist.

UCL Staff forms 

Mid placement reviews are completed using a semi structured interview

Client Consent Forms

There are a number of forms and resources that may be of use while on placement. Links to them are below:

Procedures for managing concerns about trainees on placement


Normally placements run smoothly. However, occasionally, there are times when concerns arise in relation to a trainee's progression.

There are clear course procedures on how to register concerns in any of these domains. 

Procedures for Managing Concerns about Supervision on Placement

Rating Scales for Structured Observation

Staff

Placement chart - current allocation for all years

This section provides access to a placement chart detailing current allocations for trainees in all years. Please note that access to this chart is restricted to trainees and staff on the UCL clinical psychology doctorate (course intranet password is required): 

Basic Placement Requirements

There are some requirements that are common to all placements and that all trainees/supervisors/staff should be aware of.

Days on placement/placement study

There are certain basic requirements about number of days and pattern of study leave across placement 

Workload

All trainees are expected to have a workload equivalent to 8 cases in an adult mental health setting.

Leave Arrangements

Below are details of leave arrangements and forms for home fees and international self funded trainees:

Travel
Health and safety/lone working

It is important that trainees are aware of health and safety/lone working guidelines:

Cultural competence

All trainees are required to be culturally competent:

Service user involvement

All trainees have to have had some meaningful contact with services user groups/representatives who have a consultative role. This needs to happen on at least two placements.

Leadership Skills

Information on developing leadership skills on placement; suggestions for trainees and supervisors:

Placement Schedule & Dates

Placement guidelines and contracts

All placements need to have a contract set up and the contract needs to be handed into the course within 4 weeks of the start date of the placement.

See detailed placement guidelines including: an overview of the competences trainees need to acquire through training; information about placement content and learning outcomes; expectations common to all placements and placement content in specific service settings 


See basic contract template with guidance on what components make up a contract 

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for a child placement should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an LD should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an OA should contain

Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Forms for Recording and Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Supervisor forms

Download Supervisor feedback form - standard version

To be filled in at end of placement - provides comprehensive feedback about trainee progress and enables the Exam Board to pass or fail the trainee.

Download supervisor Feedback form for the midpoint of a 1 year placement

One-year placements comprise two six-month placement periods, each of which need to be formally evaluated. This form indicate trainee progress after 1st six months.

Download feedback form for supervisors who are not the main supervisor

This form is for brief feedback from a second supervisor separate to the feedback offered by the main supervisor.

Download interim” feedback form for third year trainees nearing the end of the Course

The exam board meets to decide on trainees passing or failing in early September. At this point the standard supervisor form will not have been completed. This one-page allows supervisors to indicate whether the trainee is expected to pass the placement.

Trainee forms

Download trainee feedback form

This form asks trainees for feedback about their experience of the placement, the clinical work available and the supervision they received.

Clinical logs

Trainees use two logs to monitor their progress – a clinical log, and also a ‘reflective practice’ log. The former is a straightforward record of clinical activity, the latter identifies progression in all the areas of competence required of a Clinical Psychologist.

UCL Staff forms 

Mid placement reviews are completed using a semi structured interview

Procedures for managing concerns about trainees on placement


Normally placements run smoothly. However, occasionally, there are times when concerns arise in relation to a trainee's progression.

There are clear course procedures on how to register concerns in any of these domains. 

Client Consent Forms

There are a number of forms and resources that may be of use while on placement. Links to them are below:

Procedures for Managing Concerns about Supervision on Placement

Rating Scales for Structured Observation

Supervisors

Placement chart - current allocation for all years

This section provides access to a placement chart detailing current allocations for trainees in all years. Please note that access to this chart is restricted to trainees and staff on the UCL clinical psychology doctorate (course intranet password is required): 

Basic Placement Requirements

There are some requirements that are common to all placements and that all trainees/supervisors/staff should be aware of.

Days on placement/placement study

There are certain basic requirements about number of days and pattern of study leave across placement 

Workload

All trainees are expected to have a workload equivalent to 8 cases in an adult mental health setting.

Leave Arrangements

Below are details of leave arrangements and forms for home fees and international self funded trainees:

Travel
Health and safety/lone working

It is important that trainees are aware of health and safety/lone working guidelines:

Cultural competence

All trainees are required to be culturally competent:

Service user involvement

All trainees have to have had some meaningful contact with services user groups/representatives who have a consultative role. This needs to happen on at least two placements.

Leadership Skills

Information on developing leadership skills on placement; suggestions for trainees and supervisors:

Placement guidelines and contracts

All placements need to have a contract set up and the contract needs to be handed into the course within 4 weeks of the start date of the placement.

See detailed placement guidelines including: an overview of the competences trainees need to acquire through training; information about placement content and learning outcomes; expectations common to all placements and placement content in specific service settings 


See basic contract template with guidance on what components make up a contract 

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for a child placement should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an LD should contain

See DCP special interest group guidelines on what a contract for an OA should contain

Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Forms for Recording and Monitoring Clinical and Placement Progression

Supervisor forms

Download Supervisor feedback form - standard version

To be filled in at end of placement - provides comprehensive feedback about trainee progress and enables the Exam Board to pass or fail the trainee.

Download supervisor Feedback form for the midpoint of a 1 year placement

One-year placements comprise two six-month placement periods, each of which need to be formally evaluated. This form indicate trainee progress after 1st six months.

Download feedback form for supervisors who are not the main supervisor

This form is for brief feedback from a second supervisor separate to the feedback offered by the main supervisor.

Download interim” feedback form for third year trainees nearing the end of the Course

The exam board meets to decide on trainees passing or failing in early September. At this point the standard supervisor form will not have been completed. This one-page allows supervisors to indicate whether the trainee is expected to pass the placement.

Trainee forms

Download trainee feedback form

This form asks trainees for feedback about their experience of the placement, the clinical work available and the supervision they received.

Clinical logs

Trainees use two logs to monitor their progress – a clinical log, and also a ‘reflective practice’ log. The former is a straightforward record of clinical activity, the latter identifies progression in all the areas of competence required of a Clinical Psychologist.

UCL Staff forms 

Mid placement reviews are completed using a semi structured interview

Procedures for managing concerns about trainees on placement


Normally placements run smoothly. However, occasionally, there are times when concerns arise in relation to a trainee's progression.

There are clear course procedures on how to register concerns in any of these domains. 

Resources for supervisors

New Supervisor Workshop Slides

UCL run supervision workshops jointly with Royal Holloway University of London and University of East London. The new supervisor workshop gives information on how to set up and run a placement and provides the first part of accredited supervisor training. For slides from this workshop click here. For dates of this and other workshops click here.

Supervisor competence framework

Guidelines for academic work conducted on placement

As part of their course requirements, trainees conduct two different types of academic work while they are on placement; case reports and service related research projects.

It is often useful for supervisors to be able to see the guidelines for these:

Click here for case report guidelines

Click here for service related research guidelines.

Client Consent Forms

There are a number of forms and resources that may be of use while on placement. Links to them are below:

Procedures for Managing Concerns about Supervision on Placement

Rating Scales for Structured Observation

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