Participation Panel (School of Psychology, Queens University Belfast)
Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific
Named contact: Michele Kavanagh
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 028 9097 4869
D.Clin.Psych. Assistant Course Director
School of Psychology
Queens University Belfast
David Keir Building
18-30 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5BN
Remit of the group
Advisory group to Board of Studies within the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Training Programme
Frequency of meetings
Two Panel meetings a year and smaller working group meetings
Who can consult the group?
Commissioners, practitioners, and research collaborators
This group was awarded funding to set up a leadership curriculum for involvement see: www.teninvolved.org
Publications (if relevant):
More about the group (optional):
Queen’s University Belfast
The School of Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
User and Carer Involvement Sub-Committee: Participation Panel
Terms of Reference and Membership
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme at The Queen’s University of Belfast recognises the importance of involving service users and carers in informing the training and development of trainee clinical psychologists. The terms of reference for the Participation Forum and Network are formulated in order that it can support the implementation of the participation strategy.
- To act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Studies and the Course Director.
- To promote awareness and create an expectation that user and carer expertise is important to the delivery of clinical psychology training.
- This expectation should inform and influence the course ethos, organisation and delivery of training.
- As a subcommittee of the Board of Studies the panel will report to it on an annual basis. In doing so it will also contribute to the overall quality assurance of training and processing of BPS accreditation.
- The panel will consider reports from the curriculum, research, selection and placement subcommittees as well as informing the work of these panels either via direct representation (e.g. as currently on the selection and research panels) or through other channels of communication.
- Membership will include at least one member of the course team (service user coordinator), at least one trainee and up to four service users / carers. The latter should reflect the diversity of people that clinical psychologists work with and alongside.
- The panel will meet at least twice a year and provide representation to the biannual Board of Studies
- User and carer representatives will receive payment for time in accordance with the same rates received by other external contributors to the course.
The terms of reference and membership should be reviewed annually.