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How to Become a Clinical Psychologist

Getting a Foot in the Door

By Alice Knight

Foreword by Graham Turpin

© 2002 – Routledge

136 pages

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Based on information gathered from assistants, trainee clinical psychologists and clinical psychology course directors across the country, How to Become a Clinical Psychologist includes:

  • information on work experience
  • advice on job applications and interviews
  • details of research projects and training
  • guest chapters dealing with reflections from trainees and professional issues.

This guide is the first of its kind and will be an essential companion for anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.


"The book offers invaluable advice on preparing for and gaining a place both as an assistant and also as a trainee clinical psychologist." - From the Foreword by Professor Graham Turpin, University of Sheffield, UK

Table of Contents

Turpin, Foreword. Introduction. Work Experience. Applying for Assistant Jobs. Assistant Job Interviews. The Role of an Assistant. Applying for Clinical Psychology Training - Dealing with the Process. Applying for Clinical Psychology Training - The Clearing House Research Project. Reflections from Trainees. The Division of Clinical Psychology and the Affiliates Group. Conclusion.Appendix 1: The Assistant Psychologist Questionnaire. Appendix 2: The Trainee Questionnaire. Appendix 3: The Course Directors Questionnaire. Appendix 4: Useful Addresses. Appendix 5: Useful References.

About the Author

Alice Knight is currently training on the doctoral programme in clinical psychology at the University of Manchester. Prior to this she worked as an assistant psychologist and research assistant within the NHS.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology