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CONGREGATION 22 February

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice- Chancellor will accordingly declare the statutes approved without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 7 March 2 p.m.

2 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Establishment of Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Explanatory note

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Psychological Studies Board and the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establish as a degree validated by the University the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol.), which is offered by the Directorate of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology.

The course provides candidates with a rigorous academic training and requires them to demonstrate research and clinical competence. A high proportion of Oxford graduates in Psychology choose a clinical career and it is fitting therefore that the University should be associated with a course which provides the training for such careers. The Oxford course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and in the recent review received the highest level of accreditation.

It is intended that the link will bring considerable academic benefit to the University by fostering co-operation between the Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology and strengthening the links of those departments with the clinical work in the region. The academic benefits of a link with the University will strengthen and support the academic and research elements of the course.

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, clause 1 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. III, cl. 3, concerning membership of Convocation (Statutes, 1997, p. 31), after `Doctor of Philosophy' insert:

`Doctor of Clinical Psychology if a matriculated member of the University'.

2 In Tit. XI, cl. 4, concerning degrees of the University (p. 79), after `Doctor of Philosophy' insert:

`Doctor of Clinical Psychology'.

3 Clause 1 of this statute shall be effective from the date on which it is approved by Her Majesty in Council; clause 2 shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1997, p. 184) insert sub-cl. (i):

`(i) candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology shall be presented by the Principal of Harris Manchester College or the Principal's deputy.'

2 Ibid., § 2, First Schedule (p. 192), insert item 31:

`31. Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Ego A. B. etc. testor E. F. (or, if more than one, X, Y, etc.), e collegio de Harris et Manchester quatenus studio speciali sive investigationi incubuerit et reliqua omnia praestiterit quae per statuta Universitatis requiruntur (nisi quatenus, etc.) gratiam a collegio suo pro gradu Doctoris in Psychologia Medica concessam fuisse; fide mea data huic Universitati. A.B. Princ. Coll. de Harris et Manchester.'

3 Ibid., Second Schedule (as amended by Decree (1) of 21 January 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 632), after:

`Doctoris in Philosophia

A. B. e collegio C.'

insert:

`Doctoris in Psychologia Medica

A. B. e collegio de Harris et Manchester'.

4 Ibid., Third Schedule (p. 197), insert item 23:

`23. Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Insignissime, etc., praesento vobis hunc meum scholarem in Psychologia Medica (or hunc Baccalaureum or Magistrum) ut admittatur ad gradum Doctoris in Psychologia Medica.'

5 Ibid., Fourth Schedule (p. 199), insert new item 18 as follows and renumber existing item 18 as item 19:

`18. Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Domine or Magister (or Domini or Magistri), ego admitto te (or vos) ad gradum Doctoris in Psychologia Medica.'

6 Ibid., Sect. IV, cl. 1 (p. 204), after `Doctor of Philosophy' insert:

`Doctor of Clinical Psychology if a matriculated member of the University'.

7 Ibid., Sect. VIII, rule 1 (p. 207), after `Doctor of Philosophy if also a Master of Arts' insert:

`Doctor of Clinical Psychology if also a Master of Arts'.

8 Ibid., after `Doctor of Philosophy if not also a Master of Arts' insert:

`Doctor of Clinical Psychology if not also a Master of Arts'.

9 In Ch. II, Sect. VII (p. 252), insert new § 3 as follows and renumber existing §§ 3–4 as §§ 4–5:

`§ 3. Special functions and powers belonging to the Medical Sciences Board

There shall be a standing committee of the Medical Sciences Board for the regulation of arrangements for the validation of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology. The committee shall consist of two representatives of the Medical Sciences Board and two representatives of the Course Directorate. The committee shall have such powers and duties in respect of the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology as may from time to time be prescribed by the Medical Sciences Board. The representatives of the course shall have the right to attend any meeting of the Divisional Board for any item concerning the course.'

10 In Ch. X (p. 760, renumbered by Decree (11) of 16 July 1998 and Decree (2) of 1 October 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1477; Vol. 129, p. 62), insert Sect. XXIII:

`Section XXIII. Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology

For this Section, see Examination Decrees.'

11 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1013, after l. 32 insert:

`DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Ch. X, Sect. XXIII]

(i) Decree

1. The Medical Sciences Board shall have power to admit as Students for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology candidates nominated by the Directorate of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology.

2. The Director of the Oxford Doctoral Course shall make a return to the Registrar by the end of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term, showing the names of all persons nominated in that term as Students for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and the Registrar shall keep a register of such students.

3. The Medical Sciences Board shall have power, on the advice of the Director of the Oxford Doctoral Course, to remove temporarily or permanently the name of a student from the register. This power shall include cases where students have been found under the procedures of the course and the Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust guilty of gross misconduct or in breach of the British Psychological Society's Code of Conduct.

4. Students shall be admitted to the doctoral programme for a probationary period. The external examiner shall conduct a formal mid-course review during the second half of the second year of the course (i.e. between eighteen and twenty-four months after the commencement of the course). Candidates shall be required to complete successfully all elements of the work required before they are permitted to progress onto the second part of the course.

5. Subject to the provisions of clauses 3 and 4 above, Students for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology may hold that status for a maximum of five years.

6. An appeal against a decision of the Board of Examiners for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology may be made only through the University's procedures and those laid down in the course handbook. No procedures arising from a candidate's status as employee or former employee of the Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust may affect a decision of the examiners.

7. The Proctors shall be responsible for overseeing the proper conduct of the examinations for the Degree in Clinical Psychology. The Proctors shall have power to investigate any complaint or appeal concerning the conduct of the examination and to impose upon any candidate for the examination any penalty equivalent to that which they would be empowered to impose upon a member of the University in similar circumstances.

8. Should any Students for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology have access to university services and facilities, they will be required to observe the appropriate statutes, decrees, regulations, and/or rules governing the use of such services and facilities. The Proctors shall have power to investigate any alleged breaches of those statutes, decrees, regulations, and/or rules and to deal with the matter and impose any penalty equivalent to that which they would have been empowered to impose upon a member of the University in similar circumstances.'

12 Ibid., p. 1020, after l. 31 insert:

`11. Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary elsewhere in this sub-section, for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology there shall be a Board of Examiners with such constitution and terms of reference as the Directorate of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology shall determine. The Course Director shall deposit annually with the Proctors the procedures for nominating examiners, and the terms of reference and conventions of the Board of Examiners'.

13 Ibid., p. 1021, after l. 29 insert new proviso (g) as follows and reletter existing proviso (g) as proviso ( h):

`(g) that nominations for examiners for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology shall be made by a committee comprising two persons elected by the Directorate of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology and two persons elected by the Medical Sciences Board, and such nominations shall be required to be made in writing by at least three of the members of the nominating committee and shall thereafter be subject to the approval of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors;'.

14 Ibid., p. 1044, after l. 41 insert:

`29. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section to the contrary, the duties of examiners for examinations for the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology shall be determined by the Chair of the Board of Examiners, who shall be elected by the Board of Examiners.'

15 Ibid., p. 1048, l. 2, after `Master of Education,' insert `Doctor of Clinical Psychology,'.

16 Ibid., p. 1053, l. 2, after `Medicine,' insert `for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology,'.

17 Ibid., p. 1057, after l. 20 insert:

`(m) Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Names of candidates who in [here insert term and year] have satisfied the examiners for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology [here insert where applicable and have thereby completed all the examination requirements for the Degree].

A. B.—Harris Manchester College

                                                C. D.
                                                E. F.  Examiners
                                                G. H. 

18 Ibid., p. 1081, after l. 31 insert:

`Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology validated by the University

21. Notwithstanding any provision of the above clauses to the contrary, the entry of names, late entries, late alteration of names of candidates, and transmission of names of candidates and lists of books and subjects to the examiners for the examination for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology shall be governed by regulations laid down from time to time by the Directorate of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology and lodged annually with the Proctors.'

19 Ibid., p. 1083, after l. 18 insert:


`For the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology            1,000.00'.

20 Ibid., p. 1099, after l. 19 insert:

`XVI. DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

(The presentation is by the Principal of Harris Manchester College or the Principal's deputy)

See Ch. X, Sect. XXIII.'

21 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

Key to Decree

Cll. 1–5 provide for the admission to the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol.) of candidates who have successfully completed the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology.

Cl. 6 provides for holders of the new degree to be admitted in due course to membership of Convocation if they are matriculated members of the University.

Cll. 7 and 8 provide for holders of the new degree to rank in academic precedence and standing immediately after the holders of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Cl. 9 provides for a new standing committee of the Medical Sciences Board to regulate the validation of the new degree, with representation from the Directorate of the Oxford Course.

Cl. 10 provides for the examination for the new degree to be open to non-members of the University.

Cl. 11 provides for the admission and examination of students nominated by the Directorate of the Oxford Course for the new degree.

Cll. 12–14 provide for the appointment and duties of examiners for the new degree.

Cll. 15–17 provide for the publication of examination results.

Cl. 18 provides for the conduct of the examinations for the new degree to be determined by the Directorate of the Oxford Course.

Cl. 19 provides for the validation fee.

Cl. 20 includes the new degree in the regulations governing supplication for degrees.

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