06 March 2019
Our Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) has produced a briefing paper on a proposal to create national standards for an apprenticeship scheme to deliver a new role of clinical associate psychologist.
They will have duties including formulation, providing a range of interventions, supporting and guiding professional teams, and offering training and supervision to others.
The DCP briefing paper argues that, while the initiative is welcomed as a positive step, some changes are needed and the DCP can play an active role in developing the proposal further.
It makes five key points:
The briefing paper was written by Tony Lavender, chair of the DCP Workforce and Training Sub-Committee, and Gary Latchford, co-chair of the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology.
This is an important proposal and we recognise that members from across the Society may have an interest.
We would encourage as many of our members as possible to respond to the consultation before it closes at noon on 20 March.