Band 7 Clinical Psychologist /Counselling Psychologist/ Psychotherapist
Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies (THTT) is one of the leading national IAPT services and we are keen to recruit an experienced Clinical Psychologist/ Counselling Psychologist/ Adult Psychotherapist who will be part of a Relational Therapies team working alongside psychological therapists trained in a range of therapies including Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) EMDR, person-centred and other integrated therapeutic approaches. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers, and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.
Main duties of the job
Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies is an exceptional talking therapies service with excellent development opportunities. We are committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in chosen clinical areas. As well as offering a range of therapies, the service also runs as a training centre, therefore offering opportunities for supervision and training.
The post holder will be part of a very dynamic team and will work alongside therapists trained in a range of therapies including systemic and couple therapies, EMDR, CBT, DIT, psychodynamic and integrative therapies and a well-established PWP team. We also have a dedicated team working with physical health related problems and long-term conditions; this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills in working with this population.
The post holder should come with highly developed assessment and therapy skills relevant to working in a Primary Care IAPT service. In addition to your core training, you would ideally also be trained and a qualified practitioner in at least one of the following NICE recommended high intensity therapies: Couples Therapy for Depression, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
THTT is committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in specialist areas of interest in keeping with service needs and development. The post-holder will receive regular supervision from experienced clinicians and there will be opportunities to attend various in-house CPD events. Our service is also committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and creating and maintaining a positive working environment.
We are offering one vacancy, full-time, permanent position. The post holder will be expected to work one late evening per week (11am until 7pm).For more information, please contact:
Ana Silvestri, Relational Lead | Counselling Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date
: Sunday 6th February 2023 Interview Date:
Friday 10th February 2023
We are looking for a new member to join the team who is committed, enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the service and embrace different ways of working. This post offers opportunities to work with a range of professionals from different therapeutic backgrounds and to be part of an evolving, integrating team. Members of our team are committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and creating and maintaining a positive working environment.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be expected to work within a hybrid schedule, working at least one day per week from one of our GP surgeries or in our office and the remaining days working from home. The post holder will be expected to work one late shift (11-7pm) per week seeing face-to-face patients. The post holder should come with highly developed assessment and therapy skills relevant to working in a Primary Care IAPT service. The post-holder will have relevant professional registration (HCPC - registered practitioner psychologist, UKCP - full clinical membership or BritishPsychoanalytic Council (BPC) Accreditation and would ideally be trained and qualified to practice in at one of the NICE recommended high intensity therapies: Couples Therapy for Depression, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). We will also consider applicants with a good track record in evidence-based brief psychodynamic and integrative therapy as relevant to a primary care setting. We also value experience or interest in delivering therapy in a group format.
The post holder will also carry out telephone, video and face-to-face assessments in order to establish suitability for the service and work collaboratively with the client to design a package of interventions or signpost to other services if not suitable. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and work in various community settings (including GP surgeries) and provide short term (8-12 sessions) NICE recommended psychological interventions at Step 3 to clients presenting with a range of depression and anxiety symptoms. Within THTT have a dedicated team working with physical health related problems and long-term conditions; this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills in working with this population.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Doctoral level training in clinical/counselling psychology (HCPC registered) Or Psychological therapist with core mental health training Or Accredited Adult Psychotherapist with UKCP or BACP registration
- Training and qualification in at least one of the following NICE recommended psychological therapies (see JD)
- Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
- Membership of the BPS division of Clinical/Counselling Psychology
- Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care
- Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
- Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
- Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
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