Future-proofing Psychologists: How to make psychology leaders

[Speaker] Howard, Fiona M:1
[Co-author] Gibson, Kerry:1, George, Nigel:1
1:University of Auckland (New Zealand)

In New Zealand, as in many other countries, the current health environment is undergoing rapid change and there are questions about the role that psychologists can or should play in this context. We have been involved with a nation-wide consultation process with psychologists aimed at identifying the skills we need to develop in order to remain resilient and relevant into the future. This project highlighted leadership as a particularly important area of development for our profession. This presentation will describe ideas generated during the consultation process to outline the rationale for establishing leadership as a key skill for psychologists; to discuss the challenges in establishing effective leadership amongst psychologists; and to consider the training psychologists might need to enhance their leadership skills.
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