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A unique community created by and for self-funded, international aspiring psychologists who are undertaking doctorate clinical training in the UK, or are hoping to be qualified as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) accredited clinical psychologist.

Founded in March 2020, the DClinPsy International Trainee group aims to make it effortless and meaningful for international trainees to connect with each other, enrich our knowledge and experiences while undertaking clinical psychology training in the UK.

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Applications Support

We hope to offer support to aspiring psychologists planning to apply for the DClinPsy in the UK. This may include reviewing the DClinPsy application forms of people who are applying under the international self-funded route. 

If you would like us to review your application form, kindly send us an email with the form attached. We will then set up an hour Zoom consultation with you to talk through your application form. 


Some people find it helpful to connect with others to discuss the application process. You can join the Facebook (here) or Linkedin (here) community for aspiring international psychologists. 


Trainee Experience Survey

The International Trainees Survey 2020 was conducted to investigate the amount of support international trainees had while transitioning to the UK, the course, and their first placement.


Findings obtained were disseminated to organisations and institutions with the aim to bridge the current gaps.



Monthly Drop-in Sessions

Grab a cuppa and join our monthly online drop-in sessions with current international trainees where we reflect on our training experiences and our unique needs.

If you are a current or an incoming international trainee, you can find out more about our sessions and topics on our Facebook group (here)


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Q&A session

Wondering about the differences between different DClinPsy programmes in the UK


We are planning to host an online Q&A session for aspiring international trainees who want to find out more about the different course ethos and training experiences from the perspectives of current international trainees (which is currently under-represented in the BPS Alternative Handbook). This session will be open to anyone who intend to apply to UK DClinPsy programmes through the international self-funded route. 

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