Chapter 5

Clinical Practice

Set A

Assessment

Normally, the first stage of clinical work with a client, which typically involves understanding the problems that a client is experiencing, what may have caused these problems and be maintaining them, and how the client would like to change.

Clinical Interview

Primary means of collecting relevant information for an assessment, in order to understand the problems that a client is experiencing, what may have caused these problems and be maintaining them, and how the client would like to change.

Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology (CHPCCP)

The CHPCCP manages all applications for clinical training courses in the UK.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The demonstration by accredited therapists that they regularly update their knowledge of recent developments in treatment techniques.

Counsellors

People who are trained to offer talking therapies that will support people with mental health problems and help them to cope better with their lives and their symptoms.

Approved Mental Health Workers

Professionals who are trained to offer talking therapies that will support people with mental health problems and help them to cope better with their lives and their symptoms.

Clinical Psychologists

Psychology graduates who have completed up to three years of intensive postgraduate training to learn the skills required for clinical practice, and who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems.

Community Mental Health Nurses

Registered nurses with specialist training in mental health.