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Student social workers’ knowledge and perceptions of clinical psychologists

HUTTON, Stephanie (2014) Student social workers’ knowledge and perceptions of clinical psychologists. Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care, 1 (1). pp. 14-22. ISSN 2057-2913

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In order for appropriate and effective collaborative working between health and social care professionals, it is essential that there is a good understanding of each others’ training and roles. Interprofessional education is a key component in facilitating such understanding. The aim of this study was to examine student social workers’ knowledge and perceptions of Clinical Psychologists. A questionnaire was designed for this purpose and used on an opportunity sample of 10 post-graduate and 21 undergraduate social work students. Responses provided some evidence of a lack of understanding of the role of a clinical psychologist, perceived barriers to referral and perceptions of clinical psychologists as professionals. Implications of the findings are discussed and learning objectives for a workshop to address these responses are provided. It is anticipated that completing a similar task with trainee clinical psychologists regarding their knowledge and perceptions of social workers would be valuable.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
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Depositing User: Paul JOHNSON
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 21:57
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 21:57
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2073

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