Expert by experience: approved mental health professional study

Hares, Reuben (2017) Expert by experience: approved mental health professional study. Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science, 3 (2). pp. 39-51.

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The current paper presents auto-ethnographic reflection of my experience of teaching on the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) programme. I begin by setting the context with some biographical information before going on to describe and reflect on my experiences teaching and assessing on this programme. I reflect on presenting myself to the students, and the process of developing trust with them. I further consider how my story seemed to impact on the students, but how being part of the process also impacted on me and my own experiences. Being mindful of the responsibility an AMHP carries, which can be life changing, is something all professionals will be aware of; the importance of Service Receivers being part of their training is critical so they can understand the impact their decisions can have on individual people.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science
Publisher: University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 10:21
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 07:46


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