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BPS Division of Clinical Psychologists Scotland

BPS Division of Clinical Psychologists Scotland

Learning to Flourish’s Adaptive Leadership Development Programme, helps BPS clinical psychologists in NHS Scotland address a lack of applications for critical senior leadership roles.

“.. it was challenging but led to increased confidence on personal strengths and competencies. Participants greatly enjoyed…head to head discussions by and between senior members of the profession in Scotland ”
- Alison McMullan, Chair, Div. Clinical Psychologists in Scotland

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  • NHS Scotland identifies a shortfall of candidates for senior clinical psychology posts in  Scotland; working with British Psychological Society commissions Learning to Flourish to develop a leadership programme
  • Confidence surveys suggest clinical psychology department heads face high stress and isolation; clinicians were being promoted into taxing leadership roles without understanding qualities they could draw on to succeed as leaders
  • Learning to Flourish chosen for experiential, performance-psychology approach to leadership development
  • 24 clinical psychology leaders participate in 12-month Adaptive Leadership Development Programme
  • Participants gain an understanding of their signature leadership qualities using Learning to Flourish’s DRIVE™ performance psychology model
  • Participants embed knowledge by applying learning to a real life workplace project
  • Participants all report an improvement in confidence as leaders,  were ‘highly likely’ to recommend the course to others