There has been debate going on around the future representation of clinical psychology and what is required to ensure an effective and sustainable workforce that can contribute to health and social care developments. There are significant differences in opinion around what is needed for the profession and how this can be achieved. There are constraints on how this could be achieved within existing professional body structures. There have been emerging voices and groups proposing alternative models. However, there has not been a forum where representatives of the different points of view can come together and engage in constructive debate.
North West Psychological Professions Network is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for this debate. Representatives from a range of perspectives have been invited and are listed below.
The discussion will be chaired and facilitated by Neil McLauchlan (Local Director, Health Education England) who will be acting as an experienced commissioner of clinical psychology training, with representatives invited from:
• The British Psychological Society (BPS)
• The BPS Division of Clinical Psychology Executive Committee
• The newly formed Association for Clinical Psychology
• North West Psychological Professions Network
• Minorities in Clinical Training Group
• Psychologists for Social Change (formerly Psychologists Against Austerity)
• People who have accessed clinical psychology services
• Clinical psychologists who are not members of the BPS
This is a pivotal time for clinical psychology as a profession, come and join in the discussions. Hear the panel present their perspectives, and answer your questions on the day.
For further information about the invite please contact: Stephen.Weatherhead@liverpool.ac.uk