Psychological professionals provide many kinds of input beyond direct psychological interventions to clients. They are often involved in work with teams and systems through consultation and training. They also may be very active in service and policy development. The impact psychological professional’s work (on clients, their carers, and families) will often be via the wider system.
For staff in some care groups, this indirect work may actually be the primary method of delivery of psychological interventions. Despite the amount of time spent on such work, the value of this level of involvement may not always be recognised or measured. Through this project, we aim to develop and share ways of capturing the impact of this kind of work. We also ensure that this work is better recognised by provider organisations and commissioners.