Kingston University: Clinical Applications of Psychology

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Psychology, Criminology and Sociology
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– You may gain practical experience through a work placement. The University has links with charities, community groups and hospitals.
– You will be taught by academics who are researchers and/or practitioners in clinical and health psychology.
– There are guest lecturers who are clinical and counselling psychologists, working in specialist clinical settings (such as chronic pain, sexual health).

**About this course**
This course offers in-depth knowledge and skills relevant to clinical and counselling psychology and psychotherapy. It covers professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners as well as basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy. Through a dissertation, you may research a chosen area in depth.
Placements include: Place2Be, a charity working to improve children’s psychological well-being; Paiwand, a charity supporting refugee children; and Rise, a social enterprise supporting people with mental health problems. If you have secured a placement before starting the course, we can offer research placements in our Psychology Department.

**Example modules**
– Professional Practice
– Psychopathology Across the Life Span
– Research Design and Analysis

**Career opportunities**
Suitable roles include: doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology; assistant psychologist; IAPT training as a psychological well-being practitioner; and research assistant in psychology.
Please note: this course does not lead to a direct professional qualification in clinical psychology, nor guarantee entry to doctoral-level training.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing ...

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