Maintaining Research Activity and Involvement throughout the Clinical Psychology Career Span

This one-day event is aimed at clinical psychologists at all stages of their career. In contrast to other healthcare professions, clinical psychology includes post-graduate research as an integral part of training and our professional qualification evidences research competence at doctoral level. Yet the majority of clinical psychologists do not remain research-active once they are qualified.

This one-day event is aimed at clinical psychologists at all stages of their career, from third year trainees, to recently qualified, senior/ experienced clinical psychologists, and to heads of specialty/service.

Timetable:

09:15 Registration/Tea and Coffee
16:30 Workshop ends

Full event programme

The need to demonstrate ‘value for money’ and ‘new ways of working’ includes research and evaluation, in addition to clinical, professional and service-related activity. Research underpins evidence-based practice, and is enriched by practice-based evidence. The 2010-2011 DCP Strategic Objectives include research activity in two of their four objectives, both directly (Objective 3: Support to members in accessing CPD, both clinical and leadership/managerial, and support in developing/showcasing psychological research), and indirectly, via service user and carer involvement at all levels of psychologists’ activity (Objective 4: A consolidated high-profile UK-wide professional body with significant user and carer engagement which promotes psychology and the work of psychologists).

This event includes presentations covering clinical psychologists’ research activity from a professional (BPS/DCP) and strategic (SHA/ R&D) perspective, and includes a specific consideration of research-related involvement for clinical psychologists early on in their career. The Research Design Service North-West will provide an overview of its services, which includes support and guidance on research design to researchers in the North West who are developing proposals for national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own research ideas and potential projects in small groups, with free advice on hand. The final contribution of the day comes from a highly knowledgeable service user, with an interest and expertise in patient and public involvement in NHS activity, especially NHS research.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

It is intended that:

  • Participants will be more aware of the national professional, strategic, and service user/ carer perspectives guiding research activity suitable for clinical psychology involvement.
  • Participants will obtain greater knowledge of relevant research needs and opportunities in the NHS, and ways of collaborating and contributing to funded projects.
  • Participants will be able to discuss and develop their own ideas for research, and obtain advice and guidance on the day.

Please come prepared with some ideas and questions!

Facilitators: 

Professor Peter Kinderman is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Head of Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool. His research interests are in the psychopathology of psychosis, psychological formulations and the interface between psychological theory and public policy. Professor Kinderman is the current Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Steven Lane is Lecturer in Medical Statistics and front line advisor for the Research Design Service North-West (RDS NW). The NIHR RDS NW provides free advice on research design to researchers in the North West who are developing proposals for national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

Dr. Stuart Eglin is Regional Director of R&D for NHS North West where he leads work on strategic development of R&D for the North West region. He oversees the development of research alliances, leadership of the R&D community, facilitation of bids for funding, partnerships and networks, workforce development and knowledge transfer.

Dr. Ben Harper works as a Clinical Psychologist within Sefton Youth Offending Service (YOS) and Sefton’s Adolescent Tier 3 Substance Misuse Service (SMASH).  He is also a Clinical Tutor on the Clinical Doctorate programme at Lancaster University.  Ben has a particular interest in clinical and research work with ‘difficult to reach’ client groups, including those within the juvenile justice and social care systems.    

Dr. David Britt holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Division of Primary Care, University of Liverpool. A long retired bio-medical scientist, teacher and researcher, David had a stroke some 14 years ago, which prompted an interest in patient and public involvement in NHS activity, especially NHS research.

Dr. Gundi Kiemle is a Senior University Clinical Teacher on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust. Her professional and research interests include, amongst a range of clinical topics, the pre-and post-qualification education and training of healthcare professionals.

Booking information

Fees:

  • DCP members: £25 + VAT
  • Society members: £50 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £75 + VAT

How to book:

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Alternatively, to pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Dates: 
01/02/2012
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Organiser: 
Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Liverpool & BPS Learning Centre