Workforce and training updates - June 2021
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14 June 2021
Leadership development and support for clinical psychologists working in health and social care
Leadership is recognised as one of the key components of quality care.
Clinical psychologists working in health and social care are expected to be providing leadership and have a responsibility to work with others to manage planned and emergent change.
They often find themselves in leadership roles with little or no training and sometimes soon after qualifying.
The DCP commissioned a project to look at leadership development and support needs of clinical psychologists working in health and social care.
The project worked with clinical psychologists to understand the needs and current opportunities for leaders in health and social care.
Based on the findings of the project, this paper looks at concerns the profession has with regard to its leadership capacity and sustainability and makes a series of recommendations to strengthen clinical psychologists’ professional capacity to lead and influence.