Before you can apply for a licence to practise as a psychologist, you must do a clinical training, an internship for psychologists (PTP). During your PTP you are employed as a psychologist intern with a private or governmental employer. If the activities is a private en-terprise, it must be approved for clinical work experience as a psychologist internship by us.
Socialstyrelsens föreskrifter om praktisk tjänstgöring för psykologer
During your psychologist internship, you must work for a minimum of one year. If you want, you can do your psychologist internship part-time, however the time in total is to be equivalent to one year full-time (for example, two years at 50 % of full-time). If you do your psychologist internship in more than one workplace, you will need to work a minimum of four months in the same location to be able to be given credit for this time and include it in the calculations.
You are to work with both individual-oriented and other psychologist activities. A minimum of one-half of your internship/clinical training must include individual-oriented psychological work: psychological investigation and assessment, along with treatment and counselling. A minimum of one-quarter must include other work as a psychologist, such as work with organisational change, counselling, consultation, method development and evaluation, or academic supervision and teaching.
You must to receive tutorial sessions for a minimum of one hour per week. Your internship supervisor must have been a licensed psychologist for a minimum of three years.
The psychologist internship certificate must state:
Certificate of completing an internship/clinical training as a psychologist (in Swedish, "INTYG över praktisk tjänstgöring som psykolog") (pdf)
No. You will need to undergo clinical training even if you have practised your profession before. Previous experience does not entitle you to a shorter period of clinical training.
Contact us at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. You can send an e-mail at email@example.com or call us at 075-247 30 00.