Feedback from consultation - quotes

Here is a selection of quotes and feedback from the consultation exercise Towards the definition of a psychological therapist.
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This definition is extremely helpful and will be of assistance to commissioners and employers. The section on Good Practice is excellent.
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This definition is very useful to advise commissioners of services as to the standards required to practice.
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I will be able to use this (definition) in my consultancy role working with the third sector and commissioners. It will hopefully encourage third sector providers to ensure their staff meet the definition standards.
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I find with some organisations both NHS and other, that the senior management/ commissioners lack detailed understanding of the complexities of the standards for practice and do not know the questions to ask to ascertain the answers they need. This definition will help.

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A clear definition of a ‘psychological therapist' would be very welcome (in both my workplaces) - we often encounter queries from the public, placement providers and from potential trainees.
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I think a definition is a good idea. The benefits of using the definition are clear (i.e. a factor in minimum standards) – along with the requirement of making it available to the service user at the outset.
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The definition clarifies competency requirements for both employers and clients. This will be helpful for employers from outside of mental health, such as acute general hospitals, who historically haven't employed psychological therapists but are increasingly doing so.
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Impact on future workforce planning: It might help employers to think about who, and what level of employee they need.