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The psychology graduate

WithLaura Golding, Judith Moss

This chapter focuses on what undergraduates need to consider specifically in relation to clinical psychology as a career option. It describes the educational and relevant work experience requirements for applying for clinical psychology training and provides hints and tips on how to navigate the process of applying for training. The chapter examines some advice about work experience from people who have succeeded in getting places on training programmes. People who are considering pursuing clinical training frequently ask whether it is important to do a psychology degree that has an emphasis on clinical psychology. Successful candidates for training in clinical psychology are those that are able to understand and apply psychological theories and principles. Many of the people who have been successful at getting places on clinical psychology training courses have worked in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services which are often provided by National Health Service mental health services.