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Our psychology and psychological therapy service covers children, young people, and adults across our mental health and learning disability services.

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Over 600 practitioner psychologists and psychological therapists work at Sussex Partnership, and that number continues to grow each year. As well as working in different core teams, our roles involve linking with research, education and other services across Sussex and Hampshire. Our team include a wide range of roles, such as:

  • Art psychotherapists
  • Art therapists
  • Behaviour support practitioners
  • Child psychotherapists
  • Children’s wellbeing practitioners
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy therapists
  • Counselling psychologists
  • Dance movement psychotherapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Educational wellbeing practitioners
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Music therapists
  • Play therapists
  • Psychological therapists
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioners
  • Psychotherapists (non-medical)
  • Systemic family therapists

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What a career in psychology and psychological therapies has to offer

People are at the heart of what practitioner psychology and psychological therapists do. Our job involves collaborative working with people and their families to enable recovery and support their health and wellbeing. This means that as a part of our psychology and psychological therapy service, you know that you are making a real difference to people.

A career in psychology and psychological therapies involves offering psychological expertise to understand difficulties and effect change. It requires creative problem solving and being able to adapt to the needs of an individual. It's an exciting and varied role where no two days are ever the same. As new evidence in the field is constantly being discovered, your career will involve life-long learning and keeping up to date with research.

Working with others within the Trust, you can share best practice and skills, learn from each other, and continually improve professionally.

Working within  psychology and psychological therapies provides the opportunity to work with a range of different people – such as children and young people or adults. Depending on your role, you can choose to specialise in what interests you most.

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Why choose to work in psychology and psychological therapies at Sussex Partnership

Our psychology and psychological therapies teams are vital to the Trust and are core to our working model. We value them and are committed to supporting them to give people and their families or carers the best possible care.

We know that lifelong learning and development is an important part of working in this area, so we offer continuing professional development that all staff are encouraged and supported to take part in. We also know that this can be extremely important for those at the beginning of their careers, so we make sure that early career professionals are particularly supported.

Our culture ensures that all staff benefit from good professional leadership support, supervision, and advice. Our large team includes people with highly specialist expertise and/or research responsibilities in a wide variety of specialisms, so there are excellent people to learn from as you work.

Ensuring all of our work comes from a strong evidence base is crucial, and you will have the opportunity to integrate research directly into your work and see how it is applied in practice. This means that we know what we do really works! There are also opportunities to get directly involved in research and take on your own projects.

At Sussex Partnership you would be working with some of the most experienced and renowned people in psychology and psychological therapies – giving you the opportunity to work with and learn from the best.

Given the variety and diversity of roles within our psychology service, we welcome candidates from all different backgrounds. We are committed to improving the diversity of the people we employ to ensure our Trust best meets the needs of the population we serve. Lived experience of mental health challenges is also highly valued.

How we work - and what it's like to work with us

Working in psychology and psychological therapies is an exciting and stimulating job. We are lucky to have a large team with highly specialist expertise, and/or research responsibilities in a wide variety of specialisms. Being part of our team means benefitting professionally from innovative new evidence developed in our own services. The range of specialisms within our staff means that if you are encountering a new challenge there is always someone you can call on for their support or expertise.

Most of us work collaboratively with a variety of other health professionals, within teams, services and sometimes split across different teams or services. We are highly valued across the Trust for all that we do. If you join us, you will be supported to develop professionally and gain experience in a range of areas. There are opportunities for career progression, including to very senior, influential roles within the organisation.

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Latest psychology and psychological therapies vacancies

To apply to join our psychology and psychological therapies team and find out about current opportunities, go to our jobs feed.

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