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Senior Practitioner Psychologist/Applied Psychological Practioner

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

As part of the Expansion of Psychological Therapies within the Perinatal Mental Health Service we have a new post for a lead for the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy pathway within the Multi-disciplinary Perinatal Teams. We treat mothers with mental health problems, both during pregnancy and in the first year post-partum. There is also a community outreach team as well as 10 inpatient bedded Unit at the Barberry.

This is an exciting time for perinatal services: The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will see perinatal services expanding its remit to seeing approx. 10% of the birth rate, seeing women for up to 2 years postnatally, expanding its offer to partners and providing an increasingly comprehensive range of therapies to women and their families.

Main duties of the job

Psychological therapies and CBT are central to our service offer, and this post will be integral to supporting and developing the CBT offer to our service. The post will offer delivery of CBT both within the Solihull Team, and across our community teams, through supervision of our CBT Therapists in each community team.

Applicants need to have experience in working with women and families in the perinatal period, have excellent communication and multi-agency liaison skills and a have good knowledge of safeguarding. Experience of working in the Perinatal Mental Health field is essential. Supervision of other CBT therapists will be a important part of your role. We are committed to equal opportunities and the development of our staff. We also provide regular supervision and training for all our staff.

Candidates must be willing to travel for work purposes. This is a full time position; we will also consider applicants interested in part time hours.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities of this post, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • HCPC/BPS/BABCP accredited training in Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychology or CBT
  • BABCP registration or eligible for this


  • perinatal specific training



  • Experience of working in perinatal services or with extensive perinatal cases
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, reflecting the full spectrum of clinical complexity and severity


  • Experience of working therapeutically with service users presenting with complex mental health needs and risk
  • Experience of working in a multicultural framework
  • Experience of team-based formulation
  • Experience of teaching, training, and/or supervising others

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, including psychometric testing
  • Skills in psychological formulation with individual clients and with teams
  • Skills in implementation of highly specialist psychological therapies, interventions and management techniques appropriate for use with complex presenting problem
  • Skills in providing consultation and advice from a psychological perspective to members of other professional and non-professional groups


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific groups with complex needs
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

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