Leading psychological services


APPENDIX BA BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTION LEARNING BY HOWARD NAYLOR (2006) .41



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APPENDIX BA BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTION LEARNING BY HOWARD NAYLOR (2006) .41

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HAT IS ACTION LEARNING HOW DOES ACTION LEARNING WORK WHAT MAKES ACTION LEARNING SETS WORK EFFECTIVELY WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE ACTION LEARNING SET FACILITATOR
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OW IS AN ACTION LEARNING SET ESTABLISHED WHY BOTHER TO GET INVOLVED IN AN ACTION LEARNING SET
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“Leading Psychological Services asserts the position of Clinical and other Applied Psychologists, in terms of their leadership roles in relation to service delivery. Produced by the Division of Clinical Psychology, this document outlines the key drivers for change in Health and Social Care. It considers issues pertinent to service design and the many facets of Leadership that need to be addressed by all. The document is tailored to inform Clinicians, Service managers, Commissioners, leaders, and those in leadership roles across multiple agencies in the UK. Ina demanding environment, this document based upon extensive consultation and an action research project identifies the key leadership roles for Clinical and other Applied Psychologists and emphasises the following key points – Clinical Psychologists have key roles in all agencies to provide Leadership at Executive, Consultant and Clinical leadership levels. The position of a Director of Psychological Therapies Services, at an Executive level in an organisation is vital for improving access to and availability of psychological therapies and services and ensuring that there are strategic development systems and processes designed to improve the psychological health of the workforce. The guidance also emphasises the need for developing the leadership capacity and skills of Consultant and Principal level applied psychologists, who can apply their knowledge and skills to think and operate psychologically at a strategic level. The development of front-line, clinical leadership capacity is considered critical in the development integrated team working. Throughout the document the potential leadership roles and the added value of Clinical Psychologists is highlighted. Finally, developmental needs for the Profession across the career span in the context of developing Leadership skills and capacity are identified and recommendations made on how these can be enhanced and improved.

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