Integrated Clinical Specialist and PhD-training
The project is a joint cooperation between universities, health authorities and NPF on commission from and funded by The Ministry of Education and Research and The Ministry of Health and Care Services.
The recruitment programme aims at improving the supply of competent applicants for positions at universities, university colleges and health institutions which requires or demands this dual competence.
The professional profile concerning the recruitment of researchers is based on national demands within the framework of Norway's Escalation Plan for Mental Health.
The recruitment positions offered by the National Program for Integrated Clinical Specialist and PhD-training for Psychologists have a total duration of seven years. The PhD-degree, without duty work, is estimated to three years and the clinical specialist education has a duration of four years. The PhD-degree is financed through scholarship positions assigned to the universities.
Local professional coordinators are located at each place of study:
Each local coordinator holds a 10%-position for the Program.
The local coordinators are responsible for organizing local activities and the continuous observation of candidates in the Program regarding universities and health authorities.
Professor Odd E. Havik (University of Bergen) is the National coordinator of the Program.