Academic partnerships beyond DClinPsy: enabling and utilising the resources of universities for the benefits of clinical practice

Marriott, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-7743-5262, 2020. Academic partnerships beyond DClinPsy: enabling and utilising the resources of universities for the benefits of clinical practice. In: British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology Conference 2020, St John's, Solihull, 22-23 January 2020.

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Background: With approximately 20,000 undergraduate students starting degrees in psychology yearly and large academic staff groups linked to these cohorts, university psychology departments hold untapped potential benefits for many innovations that clinical psychologists would want to pursue. This workshop will aim to develop delegates’ understanding of the academic environment, and support them in identifying the ways in which their current interests and practices might align with the requirements of these environments. Delegates will leave with an action plan of achievable steps towards meaningful partnerships with their local academic colleagues.

Key Points: The workshop will be facilitated by an established academic who made the transition from full-time clinical practice, and will seek to bridge the distinct perspectives of these two worlds. Delegates will be introduced to the key features of the key performance indicators for academic institutions, with an overview of how these driving forces in academia can move students and academics towards meeting the needs of clinicians in practice. Using examples of developments from one of the largest UK providers of undergraduate psychology education, delegates will work with colleagues to identify the areas of their own practice that would be most likely to lead towards fruitful partnerships with local universities, creating achievable action plans to inspire each other with clear ways forward to take back to their practice.

Conclusion: The partnership work identified through this workshop will empower delegates who are practicing clinical psychologists to bring more of their innovative ideas to bear meaningful impact for the communities we serve.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Marriott, M.
Place of Publication: British Psychological Society
Date: January 2020
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Sep 2020 09:59
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:17
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