The Psychological Professions Network, East of England (EoE PPN) is focused on bringing together project ideas that can positively impact the psychological professions in the region, as well as communities at large.
Launched in 2021, the current focus of EoE PPN is empowering its members to create thriving communities of practice, develop regional and national workforce strategies, and liaise with regional experts by experience and stakeholders, including commissioning groups.
Here is an overview and update of our ongoing project work:
- Support for the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (CAPT) training initiative across the East of England. We have been working with HEE, The ACP, course training providers and local Trusts, mapping CAPTS, CAPTs with supervisory capacity and their current trainees across the region, to identify obstacles to training placements and then to work together to address these, with a view to meeting longer term expansion plans. This culminated in a joint presentation by PPN EOE and the ACP at the national Chief Psychological Professional Officers’ webinar in April 2021, to disseminate good practice from our region.
- Initiation of a CAPT community of practice, to link clinicians across the region, raise professional profile, reduce isolation and share experiences, learning and good practice.
- Clin. Psych programme of regional expansion. The PPN has joined with HEE, HEIs and Trusts / organisations across the region, to optimise and expand the number of high quality trainee placements available across the region
- National project to increase the public understanding of the Psychological Professions – Dr Maggie Rosairo will co-chair this national project to explore and then seek to improve Public Understanding of the Psychological Professions.
- PPN support for IAPT regional centralised recruitment campaigns including Trainee High Intensity CBT therapists, Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and PWP Apprenticeships.