The role of clinical Psychology within National Service Developments: dealing with complexity and risk in the effective delivery of perinatal psychological services
The Faculty of Perinatal Psychology was established 10 years ago as an expert network amongst Clinical Psychologist members of the British Psychological Society. We now have over 120 UK wide members with additional affiliate members who are non-psychologists involved in the delivery of perinatal services nationally.
New and existing perinatal services are all working to achieve National Institute of Clinical Excellence compliance and RCP quality standards in perinatal service provision which now have Clinical Psychology as a Type 1 ‘essential’ component of community MDT staffing. These national drivers emphasize (i) the importance of delivering high quality psychological therapies across the full range of severity and complexity, (ii) the importance of frontline staff receiving appropriate leadership, training and clinical supervision and (iii) assessment and delivery of NICE approved psychological therapy services within two to six weeks of referral. Teams will also be working to promote optimal mother-infant interactions.
This year we are bringing together speakers who are involved with different aspects of the national expansion of NHS perinatal services and the associated workforce training initiatives with Health Education England. We plan to update members regarding the various work streams that the Faculty is involved with and elicit your views on ways in which we can liaise most effectively in the future to ensure we are working together optimally to promote psychologically informed service delivery.
In particular, we wish to support clinical psychologist who are new to the perinatal specialty and would benefit from the support of the network of professionals within the Perinatal Faculty. To this end, we will have a number of speakers with experience of promoting effective risk assessment in the perinatal period, working with women and their infants at the severe end of the spectrum and in working with staff groups to support psychologically informed ways of working in complex cases. We are sure the day will be stimulating and will be provide a forum for lively discussion.
The full programme can be downloaded below.
|09:00||Registration and Refreshments|
|09:30||Welcome by Dr Helen Sharp, Chair, Faculty of Perinatal Psychology, DCP, British Psychological Society|
|09:40||The National context – The Faculty’s involvement in national perinatal service developments|
|10:10||The development of National Clinical Psychology perinatal competencies|
|11:15||Motherhood, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and the next generation: developing services for women within the perinatal period through staff training and clinical interventions|
|13:00||Faculty of Perinatal Psychology AGM (for Faculty members)|
|13:30||New evidence on suicide, self-harm and domestic violence in the perinatal period: implications for clinical practice|
|14:30||Managing risk in practice in the perinatal period – from MBU to community settings|
|15:15||Keeping the baby in mind: working with mothers with severe mental illness and their infants from MBU into the community|
|16:15||Open discussion forum|