The Alternative Handbook is a guide to training courses for prospective clinical psychology trainees, which is written and collated by our Division of Clinical Psychology’s Pre-qualification Group.
It includes responses from current trainees to a number of questions which gives those considering a future in clinical psychology a flavour of what it is like to be a trainee on the courses offered in the UK.
This year’s edition also includes information specific to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how courses have adapted to support trainees during this time.
A section on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has been included in the handbook for the first time this year, which includes headline figures on the demographic make-up of the current cohort.
The handbook is made up of responses from 699 trainees on courses in the UK, which represents 33 per cent of clinical psychology trainees.