Leadership opportunities and challenges for clinical psychology in the next decade.
The conference will be of interest to aspiring, trainee and qualified clinical psychologists and consultant clinical psychologists as the theme is on leadership opportunities and challenges for clinical psychologists over the next decade.
This event has been organised by the DCP South East Coast Branch.
We are in the midst of the largest reorganisation of the NHS since its inception in 1948. This presents opportunities for the profession of clinical psychology as we are well placed to lead the way in ensuring that psychological theories and approaches are at the very centre of informing health care. At the same time the changes present challenges for our profession as services are reorganised and as the NHS is making substantial cost savings.
The conference will present a range of views on leadership opportunities and challenges in light of the reorganisation. There will be a number of speakers throughout the day who will each present a unique view on leadership in the profession and on leadership in the health sector more broadly. Speakers will be key figures from within the profession as well as key figures from outside the profession in order to help us consider leadership in a broad context.
Speakers are Jim Gritton (University of Greenwich), Steve Onyett (University of Exeter & Onyett Entero), Kay Macdonald (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), Richard Pemberton (DCP National Chair), Mary John (University of Surrey and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and Professor Peter Kinderman (University of Liverpool). The day will end with a debate and discussion between the speakers and the audience on the state of leadership in the profession both now and in the future.
Provisional timetable for the day
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
10:15 - 11:15 Leadership in the Health Sector – views from outside the profession
(Mr Jim Gritton, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, University of Greenwich)
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee
11:45 - 12.15: Leadership for an uncertain future: what is the role of clinical psychology?
(Professor Steve Onyett, University of Exeter & Onyett Entero)
12.15-12.45: Leadership in Clinical Psychology in the South East Coast region
(Dr Kay Macdonald, Strategic Director of Therapies, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
12:45-13:00 National DCP Update
(Richard Pemberton, National DCP Chair)
13:00: Lunch (not provided, although there are plenty of cafes in the local area). The DCP South East Coast AGM will be held during the lunch break.
14:00 - 14:30 Leadership opportunities across the profession – opportunities for graduate psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists and those newly qualified
(Mary John, University of Surrey)
14:30 - 15:00 Clinical Psychology in the UK – where will we be in 2023?
(Professor Peter Kinderman, University of Liverpool)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
15:30 - 16:30 Debate and discussion between speakers and the audience: Opportunities and challenges for leadership in clinical psychology in the next decade
The DCP South East Coast AGM will be held during the lunch break.
Learning outcomes and objectives
- To be familiar with different models of leadership
- To reflect on opportunities for clinical psychology with the reorganised NHS
- To reflect on challenges for clinical psychology with the reorganised NHS
- To take a long term view of the profession in the UK
- To recognise own leadership opportunities
All aspiring, trainee and qualified clinical psychologists, and in particular members of the DCP South East Coast branch.
Facilitator: Dr Clara Strauss, DCP SEC Branch Chair
Clara is the current chair of the South East Coast branch of the DCP. In this role she is committed to representing members of the branch and to working with others to ensure that psychological theories and approaches lie at the heart of health care services. Her particular interests are in conducting clinically-relevant research that is of benefit to health service users. Clara is a member of the Research Tutor team on the University of Surrey Clinical Psychology Training Programme. She is also a Clinical Research Fellow in the Research and Development Department in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where she is the Research Lead for the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and the Joint Lead for the Mood and Anxiety Research theme.
Non-Society members: £90 (£75 + VAT)
Society members: £60 (£50 + VAT)
DCP members: £10 (£8.33 +VAT)
How to book
Registration for this event has closed.
Friends Meeting House