Involvement within Clinical Psychology and IAPT training and research.
We value the opportunity to work in partnership and consultation with service users, carers and community representatives and see this as being at the heart of developing current and future mental health services.
Clinical Psychology and IAPT trainees need to develop an understanding and appreciation of the needs of service users who may have a diverse range of cultural, ethnic, family and social backgrounds and beliefs. The training course enjoys positive working relationships with service users and community representatives, with involvement and consultation primarily being provided in the selection of trainee Clinical Psychologists, and teaching and research within the Clinical Psychology Unit.
There are many ways in which you can become involved:
- Teaching trainees about service user needs and perspectives
- Research - assisting in reviewing materials such as information sheets and participating in ongoing projects. Find out more about our current research interests and ongoing projects.
- Evaluation - Including suggesting projects and services that might benefit from being evaluated. Trainee clinical psychologists are required to carry out an evaluation project and in some instances they may be able to assist in providing an evaluation of third sector and charitable organisations projects. Find out about how to contact us if you have a potential evaluation project.
We need to think creatively together about how service users and carers and the wider community may become involved in more of our training activity. So, if you have any other ideas about how you could become involved, please get in touch.
If you are a service user, carer or an interested member of the community who wishes to share their skills, perspective or expertise to contribute to the professional and personal development of the next generation of mental health workers then please contact Kath Boon, Clinical Tutor, tel: 0114 222 6570, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Thompson, Director of Research Training, tel: 0114 222 6637, email email@example.com.