Approved Clinicians Forum 2023

24 November 202310:00am - 4:00pmLondon
  • Careers and professional development
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In person

We’re offering this in person event in London on Friday 24 November.

This event is open to anyone who is an approved clinician, those in the process of becoming an approved clinician, or those interested in learning more about these extended roles (including psychologists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists).

The aim of the event is to: 

  • promote understanding of and interest in the approved clinician role;
  • raise awareness of the value and contribution of ‘multi-professional’ approved clinicians;
  • add to the continuing professional development of current and prospective approved clinicians, and;
  • provide an opportunity for professionals to network.

We're inviting both BPS members and non-members to this event, so please share the details with your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in November. The event will be held at:

  • BPS London Offices
    30 Tabernacle Street
    EC2A 4UE

If you have any questions please email [email protected].

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Arrival, Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introductions - Professor John Taylor, Chair, BPS MHA Advisory Group


Legal Update - Carole Burrell, Associate Professor in Law, Northumbria University Newcastle


Coffee Break and Networking


A Service Provider’s View on the Responsible Clinician’s Role - Andrew Watson, Social Worker & Director, New Focus, Preston


Understanding and Negotiating Mental Health Tribunals - Natalie Wortley, Associate Professor in Law; Paul Veitch, Specialist Lay Member; & Carole Burrell, Solicitor


Lunch Break


Parallel Development Sessions

  1. Complex Case Studies – Illustrating Patient Safety Concerns, Positive Risk-Taking and RC Decision-Making - Julie Onyegbula, Nurse Consultant/AC; Professor John Taylor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/AC; & Jeanette McDonagh, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/AC
  2. AC Development Workshop: Work-Place Training, Portfolio Development and Overcoming Barriers to Completion - Dr Louise Braham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Approved Clinician & Approvals Panel Member


Tea Break and Networking


Reflections on Getting Approved and Becoming Deployed: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Dr Jacqueline Bryant, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Approved Clinician


Closing Remarks - Professor John Taylor, Chair, BPS MHA Advisory Group




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