The Trent (Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham) Programme is a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the universities of Lincoln and Nottingham. It is a 3-year full-time programme, approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and leads to a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (Doctor of Clinical Psychology – DClinPsy). The Trent Programme trains people from diverse backgrounds to become resourceful clinicians capable of drawing on a broad range of psychological models and theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to inform their practice as HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologists.
Graduates from the Trent Programme combine the strengths of both scientist-practitioner and reflective-practitioner stances, are skilled in a variety of assessment, formulation and intervention techniques, are confident in using research methods to answer clinical questions, have organisational and service evaluation skills, and are aware of priority groups within the NHS. Our graduates have the confidence to perform as highly effective individual clinicians and in the leadership and consultancy roles expected of the clinical psychologist of the future. All of these qualities are highly marketable in today’s competitive healthcare environment.