North Bedfordshire CAMHS is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the Central Bedfordshire Emotional and Behavioural Team. The role will provide a generic clinical psychology service with a specialist focus on attachment-informed formulation, assessment and treatment. The team provides interventions to parent/ carers and children from ages 5 upwards, and the role will enable the development of specialist skills in parent-child attachment work, as well as individual therapeutic interventions aimed at addressing underlying developmental trauma where attachment has been disrupted. There will be opportunities for training in attachment-informed interventions, depending on the needs and interest of the successful applicant, as well as offering internal and consultation.
The Clinical Psychologist will work collaboratively with other team members and all children seen will have additional underlying mental health difficulties. There will be opportunities to upskill existing team members in attachment-informed formulation and interventions, with an emphasis on realistic and practical outcomes (such as supporting children to access education) and multi-agency liaison. The clinical work will need to be a balance of short-term, focused interventions with longer-term therapies provided for a small cohort of children. The successful applicant will need to adopt a model of intervention which fits for the complexities of the cases whilst also taking account of demands on the service. Experience of managing capacity and demand will be helpful.
The post will be based in the Central Bedfordshire Emotional and Behavioural Team, where all of the clinical sessions will be undertaken, and will include clinical work with vulnerable children and those who have experienced considerable trauma and/or who may have a history of adverse childhood experiences. Close relationships will be developed with other clinicians trained in attachment-informed interventions.
For further discussions, please contact Dr Alex Harborne, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on email@example.com