Clinicians Leading Services or Teams; Using your Clinical Skills to Improve your Leadership and Management
The course will provide delgates with an understanding of the key issues to be considered in order to deliever safe and effective services. Using the NSF as an outline, typical organisational difficulties will be highlighted and solutions discussed.
09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends
Changes in the NHS have led to more psychologists leading and managing teams and services. This day aims to highlight the key issues in delivering safe effective service as highlighted in the NSF and show how applying clinical skills can improve the leadership and management of those service.
Each session will provide a didactic introduction as a framework for discussion of the participants’ own experiences of this issue. The discussion will be summarisesd at the end of the session leading to generation of potential solutions.
The first session focuses on leading safe effective services by focusing on treatment models, risk assessment, client and carer involvement and clinical governance.
The second session focuses on empowering and supporting staff to deliver the service; leadership models, training,management supervision, clinical supervision and team supervision.
The third session focuses on Team Ruptures and Boundary Violations. This will look at the underlying psychological dynamiscs in relation to these issues. Strategie for avoiding these significant issues will be discussed and mays of responding if/when such incidents occur.
The next session will look at the function and management of complaints, from service users and from other professionals, and public accountability.
The workshop is intended for those who are managing, or intending to manage, staff or services where a clinical interventions are being delivered.
Learning outcomes and objectives
- To understand key factors that inevitably undermine and impede the development of safe effective services
- To consider strategies to protect against these factors.
- To recognise how clinical skills can be applied to leadership and management roles to enhance the quality of the service.
- To enable participants to feel more cofident and competent in leading services or teams.
Facilitators: Jacqui Saradjian CPsychol & Des McVey
Jacqui is Clinical Director of a therapeutic service treating men with severe personality pathology within a high secure prison where the aim is to reduce the risk these men pose by treating the trauma underpinning both personality pathology and offending. She initially trained as a teacher and taught in comprehensive schools, and remand and assessment centres. Her interest in this working with disturbed children led her to retrain and for 20 years she has practiced as Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. She has worked in community, low secure, medium secure and high secure settings within the NHS. She has held senior positions in mental health services in both NHS and in Private Sector Services. She has managed teams and services at all levels of security.
She regularly delivers training to mixed staff groups and presents at conferences nationally and internationally.
Des McVey is Deputy Clinical Director of a therapeutic service treating men with severe personality pathology within a high secure prison where the aim is to reduce the risk these men pose by treating the trauma underpinning both personality pathology and offending. He initially trained as a Mental Health and General Nurse and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including adolescents, community, low, high, and medium secure services. Des is a nurse consultant and an accredited CBT therapist and has remained in clinical practice for the 30 years of his career. He has developed several award winning services using the principles of CBT in both his practice and the development of therapeutic milieux. He has held senior positions in mental health services in both NHS and in Private Sector. Des is an honorary lecturer at York University and has presented papers and workshops both nationally and internationally. He has several publications and book chapters relating to cognitive therapy and is co-editor of the recent book “Treating Personality disorder: Creating robust services for people with complex mental health problems”.
- DCP members: £25 + VAT
- Society members: £50 + VAT
- Society non-members: £75 + VAT
How to book:
Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.
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