This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and hard-working psychotherapist, psychologist or MBT therapist to work as part of IMPACTT - a specialist therapy team working with personality disorders. The team is made up of a variety of professionals including psychotherapists, clinical and counselling psychologists, psychological therapists and assistant psychologists, delivering two therapy programmes: Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). You will be joining an already established programme delivering MBT interventions across Berkshire.
You will have at least two years experience in delivering group and individual psychological therapies/ psychotherapy to adults with complex and severe mental health problems as well as having a particular interest in working with complex personality disorder, primarily Borderline Personality disorder, and be committed to delivering evidence based interventions for this client group. You would be contributing to the continuing development and delivery of an intensive MBT programme, as well as towards the development of an evidence base for group-only MBT interventions. You would attend weekly group and individual supervision and ensure you remain up to date with new developments in the field through regular training and audit.
A flexible, pro-active approach and positive attitude is essential. Your main tasks will be to provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy (MBT) and provide supervision to junior colleagues, but you will also be required to work closely with your DBT colleagues and offer advice, teaching and joint working to enhance the psychological aspects of care within the multidisciplinary teams across the Trust. You will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and according to relevant policies and procedures and to lead on service developments and governance initiatives as required.
You will be joining a supportive organisation where psychological therapists work closely with other professionals and agencies to offer high-quality care across Berkshire.