Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Posted 21 September by NHS Business Services Authority

We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Psychologist to work within the Early Intervention in Psychosis team in West Cornwall. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and well established team supporting individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The successful candidate will oversee psychological therapy provision in the West team, with dedicated input from Family Therapists, Clinical Associate Psychologists and CBTp Therapists. The post holder will work closely alongside multidisciplinary colleagues and carry a specialist caseload for assessment and therapy to individual clients and their carers/families. Applicants should have excellent knowledge and skills in psychological assessment and formulation and demonstrate a good awareness of the issues around a first episode of psychosis and have experience of working with people with psychosis.
Applicants should have good clinical and research skills, and be keen to work flexibly and creatively in a variety of settings. They will possess an enthusiasm for multidisciplinary team working and the skills to support the team towards a psychological understanding of their clients and the development of psychologically informed services. This multifaceted role includes consultation, teaching, and supervision; as well as active involvement in quality improvement projects, staff support and wider Trust initiatives. Support and supervision will be provided by the Lead Clinical Psychologist for Early Intervention and there is also a depth and breadth of experience to draw upon in the team of Psychologists working within the wider Mental Health Directorate. The team has a strong commitment to providing formal training opportunities in psychological therapies including EMDR, CBTp and Family Interventions amongst others. We also have close links with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and the Associate Clinical Psychology training courses at Plymouth and Exeter Universities and host placements for these.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmma CousinsJob titleLead PsycologistEmail addressemma.cousins1@nhs.netTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Dr Emma Cousins to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail.

Reference: 40938217

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