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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist / DBT Psychological Therapist

Website IMPACTT (Intensive Management of Personality Disorder and Clinical Therapies Team)

This is a 0.7 wte (26.25 hours/ week), fixed term role for 12 months (to cover maternity leave) for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Psychological Therapist to work in the IMPACTT DBT team.

IMPACTT is a specialist therapy team working with people with a diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder in Berkshire. You will be joining an already established programme delivering DBT across Berkshire alongside specialist assessments and liaison with other key professionals.

You will be joining a DBT team that takes seriously fostering adherence to the DBT model so that our clients have the best opportunity to get their life worth living.  Our Clinical Lead for DBT is an accredited DBT therapist and an accredited DBT supervisor, and over half the team are enrolled on the DBT Diploma. Staff wellbeing is paramount and we deliver DBT on a foundation of compassion. We are one of Berkshire Healthcare’s compassionate teams, having participated in compassionate team training.

Our base is at Erlegh House, University of Reading. The role will be carried out face-to-face and remotely using Microsoft Teams. You may need to travel between bases in Berkshire as required. If you do not live locally, we may be able to consider a remote working offer and would welcome discussions around this.

Main duties of the job:
You will be delivering all components of standard DBT; individual therapy, skills group, telephone coaching and attending weekly Consult.
You will be facilitating specialist psychological assessments.
You will be assessing and monitoring risk and acting to manage these in discussion/ collaboration with colleagues to ensure these are appropriately and safely managed.
You will attend supervision.
You will attend IMPACTT meetings.
You will liaise with other key professionals

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

You must have a passion for working with people with a diagnosis of EUPD and delivering standard DBT.
You must have trained in DBT with British Isles DBT and have experience of delivering standard DBT.
You must have good communication skills and work well in a team.
You must have good administrative skills.

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