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Members of staff from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) were delighted to attend the Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2017 in Liverpool from 18th to 20th January.

The British Psychological Society had this to say about the conference: "The Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) is the professional organisation for clinical psychologists in the United Kingdom. Representing over 9,000 clinical psychologists, the DCP is the largest of the British Psychological Society’s Divisions. The DCP Annual Conference is seen as an important academic and networking event and is a major showcase in which academics and practitioners can present their research.

"There is access to over 300 delegates, split between academics, researchers and postgraduates. Delegates are primarily affiliated to UK organisations and universities but the conference also attracts an increasing number of international participants."

The team which included Dr Ivan Pitman, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at BIRT’s Redford Court in Liverpool, spent three days manning a stand at the conference which showcased all the fantastic work and rehabilitation that is being undertaken around the UK in our brain injury services. Dr Pitman said: “At BIRT, clinical effectiveness and governance underpin our excellent results in achieving life-changing support for people with brain injury and complex needs.

A lot of interest was shown in the career prospects within BIRT too, particularly the current Clinical Psychologist vacancies at the BIRT services; Tŷ Aberdafen in Wales and Redford Court in Liverpool. With opportunities to undertake a Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN), carry out research to enhance treatments and provide strategic professional support for multidisciplinary teams, this role can offer extremely positive career development prospects.

If you would like to find out more about how you could become part of the charity leading brain injury rehabilitation across the UK, please visit our website: www.birt.co.uk/workforus or contact our recruitment team: CSSRecruitment@thedtgroup.org.

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