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Clinical Psychologist / CBT Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Clinical Psychologist/ CBT therapist to join an adult community mental health teams as they embark on the journey of transformation. Community mental health services play a crucial role in delivering mental health care for adults and older adults with complex mental health needs as close to home as possible.

Our CMHTs have well established psychological therapists and value psychology contribution to supporting staff and service users.

The Post holder will be joining Clinical Psychologists, a Psychological Therapist and other psychological professionals in training and development roles working across the Central and West Lancashire CMHTs. This post is ideal for newly qualified Clinical Psychologists and experienced CBT therapists, with an emphasis placed on clinical supervision, support and CPD including the Trust's Newly Qualified Support Group.

Our team members enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

We are open to flexible and part time working and have a well established staff wellbeing support service.

Main duties of the job

To provide a Clinical Psychology Service to patients of the Chorley Community Mental Health Teams including the provision of specialist psychological assessment and therapy, working within the policies, procedures and protocols applicable to the service.

To offer advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

To develop skills in consultancy by consulting informally to multi-disciplinary team colleagues under supervision.

Please see Job Description & Person Specification attached

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 - 2023/24 set out that the NHS will develop new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS and current registration as a Practitioner
  • Qualification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level. AND Professional qualification in health or social care, e.g. RMN or Social Worker



  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of CBT assessment and treatment of clients in Adult Mental Health



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

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