Please join this exciting opportunity, on 14th December 2022, to bring together all four psychological practitioner roles (PWP, MHWP, EMHP, C(Y)WP) across the North West of England and begin to explore our opportunities for working together, sharing best practice, and considering our professional identities and professional development. We really want to ensure all four psychological practitioner roles are represented at this launch event, whether still in training, or now working in a more senior role*
*please note while this is an open invite to all psychological practitioners, it is an in person event, meaning numbers are limited to 80, so e.g. for large PWP teams, please consider who may best be able to represent and then take learning back to the services.
Hosting the event will be Liz Kell, Elspeth Ward, alongside Andrew Beck who will be delivering a CPD Session! Find out more about their roles below:
Liz is a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, having completed her initial training as Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker in 2004. Since this time Liz has worked in primary mental health services and IAPT services as a PWP, a supervisor, a PWP Lead, and Clinical Service Manager, before moving to the University of Central Lancashire where she is currently a Principal Lecturer and has been Course Leader for their PWP training provision since 2016. Throughout Liz’s career she has worked to support the recognition and development of the PWP role and has led a number of regional and national networks. She was the first Chair of the BABCP Low Intensity SIG which launched in 2017 and continues as a committee member with them, and recently Co-Chaired the Low Intensity CBT Special Event at the BABCP conference in London. Liz is currently co-chair of the North West Psychological Professions Network, and prior to moving into this role Chaired their PWP and Senior PWP Networks within the NWPPN and has been an active member of their workforce council since the launch of the North West PPN in 2014. Liz has actively campaigned for and supported the recent PWP registration development, and is also Co-Chair of the BPS PWP Training Committee.
Elspeth is currently Deputy Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Clinical Lead within Mindsmatter, Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT). Elspeth qualified as a PWP in 2010 and is a BABCP Registered PWP. Elspeth takes a key role within the leadership and development of the PWP workforce within LSCFT including PWP CPD and Registration, whilst also continuing to work clinically as a PWP. She was excited to be offered the role as Interim Chair of the PPN’s Psychological Practitioner’s Community of Practice and is looking forward to supporting this developing workforce, continuing to champion the integral and important role they provide within Psychological Professions.
Andrew is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is the past-President of the BABCP, one of the accrediting bodies for Low Intensity practitioners and a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with a particular interest in adapting therapies across cultures. He was project lead on the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide and has been a tutor and supervisor on Low Intensity training programmes since the early years of IAPT.