At Sussex Partnership we offer a range of support to our Practitioner Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychological Therapists and Psychological Practitioners to help them progress their career with us.

The Psychological Professions includes a large number of different professions, and a number of new roles, including:

  • Practitioner Psychologists (e.g. Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists) 

  • Psychotherapists and Psychological Therapists (e.g. CBT Therapists, Art Therapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists)

  • Psychological Practitioners (e.g. Behavioural Support Practitioner, Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner).

To find out more, please take a look at the career map on the Psychological Professions Network (PPN) website. This map provides a comprehensive overview of the different career paths into the Psychological Professions. 

Professional development for psychological professions

At Sussex Partnership, we are committed to providing ongoing training and continuous professional development (CPD) to ensure our staff are continually learning and developing their careers. This takes a variety of forms, including mandatory training, professional training and clinical skills development. A variety of course lengths are available, as well as a range of formats – courses may involve workshops, webinars and/or university training courses.

Some of our training is suitable for those already registered as a Practitioner Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Psychological Therapist.  We also offer training which can be undertaken by those in pre-registration or are looking to develop their skills to work as a Practitioner Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Psychological Therapist.

Watch this video to hear about Victoria Bonnet, Clinical Psychologist's CPD experience at Sussex Partnership.

Newly qualified

We understand that working as a psychological professional means lifelong learning, and a particularly important period of learning and consolidation happens immediately after you qualify. 

When entering a new role, you may need to develop new skills – such as managing a full caseload, or supervising others. We will support you to learn these skills by providing you with regular professional supervision and development opportunities, including in house or regional conferences, or events relevant to your role. 

Within your first 18 months in a role with us, we also aim to provide you with training to become a supervisor. You will also be offered free membership to the Psychological Professions Network across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, which provides CPD events and can connect practitioners with similar interests.

Meet some of the team at Sussex Partnership!

Hear from Louisa Bravery, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who joined Sussex Partnership during the pandemic. 

Meet Michael Rolt, Clinical Psychologist. He talks about what inspired him to join Sussex Partnership and how our values align with his own. 

Feeling inspired to join Sussex Partnership?

Read more about working for Sussex Partnership as a member of the psychological professions.