The training of future mental health professionals offers one avenue of change to improve service user and carer involvement in mental health services. This study looked at experiences of trainees on the University of Surrey's Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme in involving service users and carers on training placements. Twenty trainees completed a self‐report semistructured questionnaire providing qualitative data that were analysed using thematic analysis. A number of benefits of service user and carer involvement in training were identified as well as practical considerations, including factors that might facilitate or limit such involvement on training placements. It is intended that the findings will prove useful to others involved with the training of mental health professionals.
Tickle, A. and Davison, C. (2008), "Sowing the seeds of change: trainee clinical psychologists' experiences of service user and carer involvement on placement", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800006
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