A significant proportion of the population in North Wales speaks Welsh as their first language. Our commitment to train Welsh speaking clinical psychologists who can meet present and future clinical needs in Wales provides unique opportunities to include practical aspects of cultural diversity in our training which will be attractive to all trainees. Funding is therefore available for those wishing to learn the Welsh language or who would like to have a refresher to increase confidence. Classes are run by Bangor University as well as Betsi Cadwaladr University Health in various locations across North Wales. Trainees can also attend an intense week of learning basic Welsh before starting the programme. Here is information about what the university can offer: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/cio/index.php.en
Welsh speaking trainees have the option of completing their academic assignments through the medium of Welsh. The programme organises translation services, of both written work and simultaneous translation in oral presentations.
We are keen to support candidates who are Welsh speaking by offering them six to eight mentoring sessions with either a trainee or qualified clinical psychologist. These aim to offer the person the option to find out about the work of a clinical psychologist, discuss their values and ideas about (clinical) psychology, and explore routes into training. Please contact Carolien Lamers (Recruitment and Selection Director, firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the mentorship scheme.