- 8 Appx 1 - BPS Guidelines on Supervision
- 8 Appx 2 - DCP Faculty for children and young people: guidance on content of placements with children and adolescents
- 8 Appx 3 - DCP Faculty for learning disabilities: guidance on content of placements with learning difficulties
- 8 Appx 4 - DCP Faculty for psychologists working with older people: guidance on content of placements with older adults
- 8 Appx 5 - Course policy on encryption (data protection and clients confidentiality)
- 8 Appx 6 - Department of Health - Advice on copying letters to clients
- 8 Appx 7 - BPS Guidance on Record Keeping
- 8 Appx 8 - Client consent form for recording sessions
- 8 Appx 9 - BPS Guidelines on working with interpreters in health settings
- 8 Appx 10 - Health and Safety policy on placement
- 8 Appx 11 - Involvement of Clinical Psychology trainees as Care Co-ordinators within the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
- 9 - Placement Contracts Basic Template
- 10 - Consulting with Service-User Representatives and Service Users/Carers
- 11 - Assessing Progression On Placement
- 12 - Overview of Procedures for monitoring placements
- 13 - Content of the Mid-Placement Review (MPR) interview
- 14 - Quick Guide to Forms Used to Evaluate Placements
- 15 - End of Placement Supervisor and Trainee Feedback
- 16 - Clinical Logs
- 17 - The Research Component Overview
- 18 - The Service Related Research Project
- 19 - The Major Research Project
- 22 - Passing and Failing the Course
- 22 Appx 1 - Form for students to notify the course of extenuating circumstances
- 23 - Plagiarism
- 24 - Procedures for Passing and Failing Examinations
- 25 - Procedures Relating To Passing and Failing: Case Reports and Service Related Research Report
- 26 - Procedures Relating To Passing and Failing: The Major Research Component
- 27 - Procedures Relating To Passing and Failing: Placements
- 28 - Procedure for the assessment of fitness to practise in a professional capacity for students on professional programmes at UCL (under construction)
- 29 - Fitness to practice: guide for students (under construction)
- 30 - Appeals and Complaints
- 31 - Implementation of Equality and Diversity Policies at UCL and in the NHS
- 33 - The Role Of The Course Tutor
- 34 - Developmental Review - format and content
- 34 Appx 1 - Course Policy on Personal and Professional Development
- Appx 1 - Health Professions Council Standards of Proficiency
- Appx 2 - Health Professions Council Standards of Conduct
- Appx 3 - Health Professions Council Standards of Continuing Professional Development
A Brief Introduction to the Course
Guidance On Setting Up The Placement
Procedures for Monitoring the Placement
Course Regulations and criteria for Passing and Failing each course component
Fitness to Practice procedures
Appeals, Grievances and Complaints
Trainee Development and Sources of Support
Course Tutor Role
Liaison with Service Users on the Course and Placement
Regulation and Registration: The Health Professions Council & the BPS
Terms and Conditions of Trainee Employment
Professional and Legal Standards and Guidance
a) Health Professions Council
b) British Psychological Society
c) Health and Safety at UCL and while on placement
Section 8 Appendix 11 - Involvment of Trainees as Care Co-ordinators Within the Care Programme Approach
These notes are intended for trainees and for supervisors, and aim to clarify the roles trainees on the UCL Doctoral Course can undertake within the Care Programme Approach (CPA).
Background – clients to whom the CPA applies
The Care Programme Approach is designed to improve the co-ordination of care to all people under the care of mental health services.
CPA applies to every person aged 16 or over who is accepted for treatment or care by a specialist mental health service. Although the principles of CPA are appropriate in the care of mental health service users of all ages, the CPA does not explicitly relate to the care of children under the age of 16.
CPA applies to a wide range of services - Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for People with Learning Difficulties, Mental Health Care of Older People, Substance Misuse Services, and (for clients of 16-18 years) Child & Adolescent Services. As such, CPA applies to most patients seen by trainee clinical psychologists during their three years of Doctoral study.
There are two CPA levels - standard CPA and enhanced CPA.
Standard CPA: This level applies to individuals with “simple” mental health needs requiring support or intervention from a single professional or agency, who pose little danger to themselves and are not at significant risk if they lose contact with services. Most patients seen in outpatient settings fall under Standard CPA.
Enhanced CPA: This level is for individuals with complex needs, who require support and intervention from more than one professional or agency, and who would pose a significant risk to themselves or others if they lost contact with services. Patients who are classified as having a ‘severe and enduring mental health problem’ (SEMHP) usually fall under Enhanced CPA.
SEMHP includes people with diagnoses of psychotic illness, long standing depression, dementia, severe neurotic illness, personality disorder or developmental disorder; disability including problems with employment and recreation, personal care, domestic skills or interpersonal relationships;duration of any of the above for periods normally more than one year; andrisks to safety including self-neglect, intentional self-harm, risk to safety of others or risk of abuse or exploitation by others.
Role of trainees as Care Co-ordinators under CPA
Care co-ordinators can come from any discipline. They are responsible for co-ordinating the care plan, maintaining contact with the service-user in the community, liaising with other services involved in the care plan, assessing carers’ needs where relevant, arranging review meetings and assessing risk in an ongoing way. They should also be familiar with the responsibilities of Section 117 aftercare as detailed in the Mental Health Act Code of Practice.
Role of trainees with clients on Standard CPA: Care co-ordinators can be any suitably experienced mental health worker. This includes trainee clinical psychologists who are regularly supervised by a qualified psychologist. Thus, in cases where the trainee psychologist is the only mental health professional seeing the patient, it is appropriate for the trainee to be the patient’s care co-ordinator.
Role of trainees with clients on Enhanced CPA: Guidance makes it clear that unqualified staff cannot act as Care Co-ordinators for clients on enhanced CPA. Staff need to be both qualified and experienced to take on this role. Clearly trainee clinical psychologists should not be the named care co-ordinator for these clients.
By way of example, if a trainee is seeing a patient for psychological input in a CMHT, the named care co-ordinator would usually be either their own supervisor or another qualified member of the CMHT. The trainee’s name should appear on the CPA form within the ‘other people involved’ section.