A call to coordinate mental health teams

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/133555
Title:
A call to coordinate mental health teams
Authors:
Collins, Pádraig; Byrne, Michael ( 0000-0002-1675-9850 )
Affiliation:
Roscommon Integrated Services, HSE West
Citation:
Irish Psychologist, Volume 37, Issue 8, Page 212 2011
Publisher:
Irish Psychologist
Journal:
Irish Psychologist
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/133555
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A Vision for Change set out a tripartite governance structure of mental health teams comprising of a clinical leader, a team co-ordinator and a practice manager. The team coordinator position is a key nondiscipline specific role within the team with significant responsibilities. This article sets out how the skill set of psychologists lends itself to effectively occupying this role. It outlines the opportunities for psychologists, through taking up this role, to impact positively upon mental health teams’ structures, processes and working environments. It concludes by suggesting a number of practical actions that would allow the psychology community to grasp these opportunities. The article is targeted at those psychologists working in secondary care mental health services, the vast majority of whom are clinically trained. Hence, if co-ordinator roles are to be occupied at all by psychologists, they most likely will be clinical psychologists.
Keywords:
PSYCHOLOGY; PSYCHOLOGIST; TEAM WORK; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from The Irish Psychologist.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Pádraigen
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T11:10:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T11:10:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Psychologist, Volume 37, Issue 8, Page 212 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/133555-
dc.descriptionA Vision for Change set out a tripartite governance structure of mental health teams comprising of a clinical leader, a team co-ordinator and a practice manager. The team coordinator position is a key nondiscipline specific role within the team with significant responsibilities. This article sets out how the skill set of psychologists lends itself to effectively occupying this role. It outlines the opportunities for psychologists, through taking up this role, to impact positively upon mental health teams’ structures, processes and working environments. It concludes by suggesting a number of practical actions that would allow the psychology community to grasp these opportunities. The article is targeted at those psychologists working in secondary care mental health services, the vast majority of whom are clinically trained. Hence, if co-ordinator roles are to be occupied at all by psychologists, they most likely will be clinical psychologists.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from The Irish Psychologist.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Psychologisten
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGYen
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGISTen
dc.subjectTEAM WORKen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen
dc.titleA call to coordinate mental health teamsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRoscommon Integrated Services, HSE Westen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Psychologisten
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