News from the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training

OxICPT Update - Summer 2016

We hope you will find this brief update from the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology useful and interesting.

Firstly, and most importantly, we would like to say a massive thank you to all the clinical supervisors, research supervisors, lecturers, examiners, service user and carer representatives, who have helped us provide training during this academic year. Without you all there would be no Insititute of Clinical Psychology Training and no training programmes, it's as simple as that!

From left: Karen Johnson (Clinical Administrator/PA), David Murphy (Joint Director), Helen Jenkins (Clinical Tutor), Myra Cooper (Senior Research Tutor), Nigel King (Clinical Tutor), Nargis Islam (Academic Tutor), Paul Kennedy (Joint Director), Olivia Hewitt (Research Tutor), Kathryn Evans (Clinical Tutor), Susie Hales (Research Tutor), Sue Clohessy (Clinical Tutor) and Lesley Anderson (Institute Manager)

New team members

During 2015-16 we welcomed four new members to the staff team:

Lesley Anderson - Institute Manager

Olivia Hewitt & Susie Hales - Research Tutors

Karen Johnson - Clinical Administrator/ PA to David Murphy

Some key events of 2015-6

All 15 DClinPsych trainees from the 2012-entry cohort successfully completed their training requirements.

Maxine Pribyl retired after 18 years at OxICPT.

A Careers event - was held for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The first ever cohort from the PGCert in Supervision completed.

A series of Open Module lectures were held through the year including Prof Ruth Baer from the University of Kentucky on Mindfulness and Dr Ross White from the University of Glasgow on Global Mental Health.

In February, we participated in the inaugural postgraduate student symposium at Harris Manchester College to which the Institute is affiliated.

The 2nd two-day neuropsychology workshop was held in December and included talks from a range of internationally renowned clinicians and researchers.

DClinPsych Trainees activities

Over the past year, the 47 current DClinPsych trainees have undertaken clinical placements within NHS services across the Thames Valley Region (See placement locations).

They have also participated in academic teaching provided by leading clinicians and academics within Clinical Psychology and also relevent other fields such as leadership experts from the Oxford University SaÏd Business School.

They have also been engaged in clinical psychology research in an incredibly broad range of areas including eating in women with cystic fibrosis, paranoia in adolescents, prevention of PTSD and lived experience of cauda equina syndrome (see all current research projects).

Looking forward to 2016-7

We're very pleased that 17 new DClinPsych trainees will be joining us on 26th September. Our current Yr 3 trainees will be presenting their dissertation research projects at the trainee research conference on Tuesday 30th August at Harris Manchester College

As part of the programme to support supervisors in carrying out direct assessment of clinical skills, a further half-day training workshop in use of the Assessment of Core CBT Skills (ACSS) will be run on 23rd November by the authors of the scale; Dr Kate Muse and Dr Freda McManus. Attendees will also receive a free place on a half-day mindfulness workshop run by Prof Willem Kuyken of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

The 2-day annual residential supervisor training workshop on 19th & 20th September at Charney Manor will be on the topic of Team Formulation and facilitated by Dr Lucy Johnstone. During 2016-17 will also be running a full programme of professional development events and free of charge Open Module lectures. A further widening access event is also being planned for the autumn. Details of all upcoming events will be available to view on the events page of the website.

During 2016-17 will be moving to a new supervisor database and those on the database will receive an email inviting them to update the information we hold about them. Finally, we look forward to welcoming an accreditation team from the British Psychological Society on 28th-29th June 2017, we will be in touch with supervisors and other stakeholders to invite them to participate in the visit over the coming months.  

We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you again in the next academic year.

Best wishes

David Murphy, Joint Director

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