Studying Clinical Psychology opens the door to a career which is infinitely varied, enabling you to undertake clinical work with a broad range of people experiencing a very diverse range of mental health difficulties. Clinical Psychologists not only seek to alleviate mental distress; they also work actively to promote psychological health and wellbeing.
In addition to direct clinical work with people, you are also likely to be able to undertake servicerelated research, and provide consultation and supervision to other mental health professionals, teams and services.
Our Clinical Psychology doctorate integrates clinical, academic and research practice to achieve the highest quality of professional training. We offer one of the largest and longest established Clinical Psychology training programmes in the UK, and have a national reputation for excellence and innovative practice.
Our programme team is made up of senior Clinical Psychologists who bring a wealth of experience in clinical practice, and draw upon a broad range of different therapeutic modalities, to inform their teaching and research interests.
Salomons has been a life-changing experience for me. The course teaches us a wide range of psychological models and theories, including CBT, systemic and psychodynamic approaches. This has helped me to work more integratively and creatively with clients by tailoring formulations and interventions that are suitable for an individual client’s needs.
The course stresses the importance of diversity and cultural sensitivity. This is not only helpful for trainees from the UK, who often have to work within multi-cultural contexts, but this also benefits international students from different backgrounds, in thinking how to adapt our practice when working with people from their own culture.
Lastly, what I like most about Salomons is its strong emphasis on reflective practice. This has helped me to reflect upon my professional practice, the wider society’s influence and my own personal position. I found Salomons to be a very welcoming and supportive community, and I definitely recommend international students to come and experience it.