Foundations of Health Psychology Clinical Practice - Training and professional development - University of Derby

Foundations of Health Psychology Clinical Practice

University of Derby, Students

Gain an understanding of the foundations of health psychology clinical practice

Foundations of Health Pyschology Clinical Practice 

Delivered By: Sasha Cain & Dr Claire Hallas - Practitioner Health Psychologists, SCCH Health Psychology Consulting LLP.

Location: University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017

Price: Students / Trainees £125, Qualified Professionals £150

The course is suitable for qualified health psychologists, and those in training wishing to learn about and develop their applied practice skills and the processes involved in setting up a safe, effective and ethical health psychology service.

What will be covered by the course?

1. Standard of health pyschology clinical practice:

  • Ethical issues e.g consent, confidentiality 
  • Legal requirements for safe practice
  • CPD requirements & HCPC expectations/BPS standards of practice and their implications for practice

2. Setting up new services versus working in existing services:

  • Setting up services: private/public
  • Referral process and management
  • Working within service constraint
  • Job role seniority and responsibility
  • Structure of services within the larger team/organisation
  • Relationship management e.g. family, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Support and supervision/liaison

3. Professional behaviour when working with clients:

  • Clinical skills e.g communication styles, listening skills, collaboration, rapport
  • Personal awareness and boundaries
  • Therapeutic alliance between psychologist-client
  • Informed consent, mental capacity and risk management
  • Issues relating to assessment and formulation

How will this course help me?

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of health psychology clinical practice by being able to:

  • Describe the basic legal, ethical and clinical standards of health psychology safe practice
  • Understand the processes involved in setting up and delivering a safe health psychology service
  • Describe the professional behaviours required to develop the psychologist-client relationship
  • Be self-aware of the personal factors that can impact on clinical practice effectiveness
  • Use clinical judgement skills to reflect on clinical practice issues
  • Identify key changes in clinical practice that they intend to implement within their current role

To book onto this course, please complete the booking form below.

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