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Developing leadership skills at the Pre-qual level

12 August 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This webinar is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information
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The DCP Pre-Qualification Group is excited to present our Webinar on Leadership and Management. Often pre-qualified members struggle to identify leadership opportunities within their current context. This event aims to provide an opportunity to think about the importance of leadership and management within psychology at all stages of the career pathway. The webinar introduces you to the definition of leadership and management and its relevance to pre-qualified members. It will explore how to further develop leadership and management skills. There will be space to reflect on current skills and experiences in order to develop confidence in undertaking leadership roles within your current position.


Dr Julie Highfield BSc, D Clin Psy, C Psychol. Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Organisational Health Adult and Paediatric Critical Care, National Wellbeing Director- Intensive Care Society

Dr Samantha Rennalls, University College London

Dr Roberta Babb

(Please see speaker biographies on the programme tab)


Dr Julie Highfield BSc, D Clin Psy, C Psychol, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Organisational Health Adult and Paediatric Critical Care, National Wellbeing Director- Intensive Care Society

Dr Julie Highfield is the Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She works clinically with patients and visitors and staff. Julie is the lead for staff wellbeing and organisational health. Between December 2017 and June 2020 she was the Associate Director of Adult Critical Care, giving her a strategic position in the development of the unit.
Julie has a long experience of working as a psychologist in medical and health settings, and works closely with staff in their experience of working in healthcare, as well as advising managers on matters of workforce wellbeing. 
In July 2020 she began as the National Director for Wellbeing for the Intensive Care Society.
Julie is on the committed for British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, Wales, and the Leadership and Management Faculty. Julie has led on the British Psychological Society guidance on sustaining staff wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic, and is part of the response group for the impact on the psychological health of psychologists.
She has worked with Welsh Government lead for Critical Care Workforce and in the rehabilitation of Covid 19 patients.

Dr Samantha Rennalls, University College London


Samantha Rennalls completed her MSc in Neuroimaging and PhD in Psychology & Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London and is now undertaking her final year of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London. Samantha is a Race and Culture Lead on the Minorities for Clinical Psychology Subcommittee of the British Psychological Society. As part of this role, she has conductedresearch with other committee members to gain further insight into the factors that help and hinder inclusivity and diversity in the clinical psychology profession. In 2018, she co-founded the Black Clinical Psychologists Network to support Black people to overcome the barriers faced when pursuing a career in clinical psychology. She is passionate about challenging social injustices and racial inequality in the UK.


Dr Roberta Babb


Dr Roberta Babb is a clinical psychologist, forensic psychodynamic psychotherapist, executive coach, and organisational consultant. She has 18 years experience of working in the public sector and private sector. Her specialist interests include adult mental health, forensic clinical psychology/psychotherapy, race, culture and diversity, people, personalities, leadership, team development, organisational relations and dynamics and the media.




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Fees incl. VAT.

  • DCP Member - Free
  • Society Member £48.50
  • Non-Society Member £80

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