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DCP Briefing Paper No. 20: Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. The role Clinical Psychologists can play

DCP Briefing Paper No. 20: Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. The role Clinical Psychologists can play

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This important briefing paper addresses both the rationale for and importance of early intervention and the key potential position for Clinical Psychology and psychological interventions within one of the newest areas of mental health service development, early intervention services.





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Written by Clinical Psychologists with considerable expertise in the early intervention field, this offers an authoritative opinion on the unique and critical role of Clinical Psychology in the development, delivery and evaluation of early intervention services. It is an informed guide which will assist commissioners and service managers to understand the importance of employing Clinical Psychologists within early intervention services for their unique expertise and contribution to service development, team functioning and core clinical interventions.

Equally importantly, it encourages Early Intervention Team Managers and Clinical Psychologists considering or developing psychological roles within early intervention services to maximise the potency and value of their unique specialist psychological skills in ensuring the psychological needs of first episode clients and their families are met appropriately.

Contents

Foreword

Executive Summary

Section 1: Background

Section 2: The Core Functions and Specialist Skills of Clinical Psychologists

Section 3: Psychosocial Intervention (PSI) Practitioners and Clinical Psychologists

Section 4: Conclusions

References

 

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