Trent DClinPsy: an analysis of selection data and subsequent trainee performance

Dawson, Dave and Moghaddam, Nima (2016) Trent DClinPsy: an analysis of selection data and subsequent trainee performance. In: Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, 7 - 9 November 2016, Stratford Manor, Stratford.

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The broad scope of the Trent DClinPsy selection process – assessing across clinical, academic, personal, group-working, and written abilities – has remained reasonably consistent (in terms of the essential knowledge and skills that they attempt to assess) since 2006.

However, our written task is distinct in this regard: This task was substantially adapted in 2009, with a change in emphasis from basic content synthesis (of published abstracts) to critical appraisal and the addition of a multiple-choice statistics test.

Based on initial analyses that suggested this task gauged an aspect of candidate aptitude that was (1) indicative of future performance (as assessed on the programme) and (2) not captured by other tasks, we made changes to our selection process, introducing a minimum requirement for performance on the written task, and piloting implementation of the task as a pre-selection screening exercise (from 2015-2017).

Keywords:selection interviewing, Screening, Professional education
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:25446
Deposited On:26 Dec 2016 00:08

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