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The Psychological Wellbeing of Clinical Psychologists

26 January 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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A recent survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the Clinical Psychology profession. The BPS and New Savoy Partnership research showed levels of depression rose from 40 per cent to 46 per cent from 2014 to 2015, while the number of respondents feeling like a failure rose from 42 per cent to almost 50 per cent.

A survey of more than a thousand people who work in mental health and psychology, also found qualitative data to suggest that targets, stress and burnout were major concerns for many. It revealed one quarter of respondents considered themselves to have a long-term, chronic condition, and 70 per cent said they were finding their jobs stressful. Reported stress at work also went up by 12 per cent over the survey period, while incidents of bullying and harassment had more than doubled. 

What actions should we, as Clinical Psychologists take, to look after our own wellbeing?

Please see the programme tab for further information.

BPS London Office,
30 Tabernacle Street,

Nearest tubes: Moorgate (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Northern (City branch) lines) and Old St (Northern Line (City branch)).

Event Location: 
09:00 Arrival and registration

Welcome and introduction to the day -            
Dr Roman Raczka (DCP London Branch)

09:40 Wellbeing concerns facing Clinical Psychologists -
Dr Amra Rao (DCP Leadership & Management Faculty Chair)
10:20 Being a mental health professional with lived experience of mental health or 'dua; status' -
Dr Natalie Kemp (Clinical Psychologist)
10:50 Break
11:10 Psychologists burnout - transforming pain into growth -
Dr Noreen Tehrani (Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section Chair)
11:50 How can therapy services maximise staff wellbeing: A national perspective -
Sophie Hodge and John Hildreth (APPTS)
12:30 Summary of the event-
Dr Al Beck (DCP London Branch Chair)
12:35 DCP London Annual General Meeting (AGM) -
(only open to DCP London members)
13:00 Buffet lunch and networking


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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DCP London-Psychological Wellbeing CPs-Jan18' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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