Entrants’ experiences of the clinical psychology programme selection process

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127907
Title:
Entrants’ experiences of the clinical psychology programme selection process
Authors:
O'Shea, Grace; Byrne, Michael ( 0000-0002-1675-9850 )
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE), PCCC Roscommon
Citation:
O'Shea, G. & Byrne, M. (2011b). Entrants' experiences of the Clinical Psychology Programme selection process. The Irish Psychologist, 37(6), 150-157.
Publisher:
The Irish Psychologist
Journal:
The Irish Psychologist
Issue Date:
Apr-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127907
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The third in a series of articles relating to successfully applying for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D. Psych. Sc.)1 programmes, this study sampled cohorts over the 10-year period 2000-2009 of the four programmes in the Republic of Ireland and profiled entrants’ experiences of the selection process (N = 130). Participants (108 = females; 22 = males) completed a questionnaire that profiled elements of the selection process, what contributed to their performance during the selection process and their suggestions on how to improve the selection process. The results of the thematic analysis revealed that the four D. Psych. Sc. programmes used a largely similar combination of individual and group tasks during the selection process. Well-developed academic, research, clinical and personal competencies predisposed to doing well during the selection process, as did interview preparation and performance. Suggested ways of improving the selection process included increased standardisation and transparency regarding the process, and changes to interview schedules and make-up of panels.
Keywords:
PSYCHOLOGY; CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY; EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS; INTERVIEW
Local subject classification:
SELECTION PROCESS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from The Irish Psychologist.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Graceen
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T08:09:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T08:09:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-04-
dc.identifier.citationO'Shea, G. & Byrne, M. (2011b). Entrants' experiences of the Clinical Psychology Programme selection process. The Irish Psychologist, 37(6), 150-157.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127907-
dc.descriptionThe third in a series of articles relating to successfully applying for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D. Psych. Sc.)1 programmes, this study sampled cohorts over the 10-year period 2000-2009 of the four programmes in the Republic of Ireland and profiled entrants’ experiences of the selection process (N = 130). Participants (108 = females; 22 = males) completed a questionnaire that profiled elements of the selection process, what contributed to their performance during the selection process and their suggestions on how to improve the selection process. The results of the thematic analysis revealed that the four D. Psych. Sc. programmes used a largely similar combination of individual and group tasks during the selection process. Well-developed academic, research, clinical and personal competencies predisposed to doing well during the selection process, as did interview preparation and performance. Suggested ways of improving the selection process included increased standardisation and transparency regarding the process, and changes to interview schedules and make-up of panels.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from The Irish Psychologist.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Irish Psychologisten
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGYen
dc.subjectCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYen
dc.subjectEDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLSen
dc.subjectINTERVIEWen
dc.subject.otherSELECTION PROCESSen
dc.titleEntrants’ experiences of the clinical psychology programme selection processen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE), PCCC Roscommonen
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Psychologisten
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