Practice placements are an integral part of the whole programme of training in clinical psychology at Lancaster. Practice placement work constitutes over 50% of the time that a trainee has during their three years on the programme. This document addresses the management, governance and assessment of this significant element of the programme.
The programme's Clinical Director manages and oversees the entire placement planning and support process. The day to day activity involved in accessing, arranging supporting and reviewing practice placements is devolved to a team of clinical tutors and administrative support. Strategic development of these processes is led by the Placement Policy Group led by the senior clinical tutor (placements and quality assurance).