Salomons Christ Church University (DClinPsy)

Salomons Christ Church University (DClinPsy)

The model adopted within Salomons conceptualises the clinical psychologist as a critical, reflective, scientist practitioner. This means training clinical psychologists who are both able to use the best available knowledge and skills, and able to reflect on and critically evaluate their own, the profession’s and wider society’s influence on services and practice. The Programme reflects a variety of therapeutic models and will ensure that you receive the opportunity to understand the theoretical and research underpinnings, and the practical application, of at least six mainstream psychological models (life-span developmental, cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, systemic and community).In addition, it gives high priority to providing trainees with frameworks to help candidates work in multi-cultural communities and to develop culturally sensitive ways of delivering psychological services. We seek to recruit trainees who reflect the wide range of diversity represented by clients using services. Teamwork is essential to the configuration of services within what is now a very rapidly changing NHS context. In line with the new opportunities and challenges created by these changes, we train clinical psychologists who are not only skilled in working within teams, but who will also develop the capabilities to consult to, and lead teams, as well as to take up supervisory, management and organisational roles within the changing environment of the NHS.

The above course description is from the course provider’s website.


UK Clearing House Listing:


Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Runcie Court Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TF


The course fee in 2018 is £24,000 per year. There is an additional fee to pay for clinical placements.

Places available:

It is not clear how many places are available to international applicants.

How to apply:

Applications should be made directly through the University. More details can be found here:


This entry was written on 2nd February 2018. Please refer to the course website for the most up-to-date information. If you are a representative of the course and would like anything changed please email us at

I am a British Chartered Clinical Psychologist currently working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I aim to help people who are facing psychological or emotional difficulties to overcome their difficulties.


  1. Dear Dr Seal,.
    I am a holder of a PhD in Educational Psychology in Africa and wish to train as a clinical Psychologist in the UK.
    What do I need to do to become one?

    • Hi Tarh, if you wanted to become a Clinical Psychologist in the UK you’d need to show that your undergraduate psychology degree meets the Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. You’d then need to take a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the UK. However, if you are already an Educational Psychologist you may want to check with the Health and Care Professions Council to see if your qualifications would be accepted in the UK.

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