Clinical Associate Psychologists

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mungle
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Clinical Associate Psychologists

Post by mungle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:32 pm

There is a survey live about the development of the new Clinical Associate Psychologist Posts
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4833614/ ... p-Standard

There is a document about the proposed new role https://surveygizmolibrary.s3.amazonaws ... _02_19.pdf

"The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide high quality, evidence based psychological diagnosis/formulation, derived from specialist psychological assessments and to provide psychological interventions for patients of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. Many of these patients will be having contact with psychological services for the first time. Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPs) may work with patients in their own home, in the community or hospital, or in any settings where their needs are supported and managed. They work with individuals and groups with complex needs and long-term conditions and can act as a psychological resource to the wider health or social care teams. They work alongside existing psychological practitioners such as assistant psychologists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High Intensity Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Cognitive Behaviour Therapy practitioners. Unlike practitioners within the IAPT portfolio (e.g. PWPs and High Intensity Therapists) CAPs work is informed, but not determined by problem-specific treatment protocols with examples found in managing psychological distress where there are two or more long-term health conditions, for example, symptom reduction in depression in dementia. A CAP is trained in the creation and delivery of applied service research and evaluation which sets this role apart from PWP and High Intensity CBT Practitioners."

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Re: Clinical Associate Psychologists

Post by lakeland » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:10 pm

https://acpuk.org.uk/associate_psychologists/

ACP-UK article about these posts as well.

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