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by Dr Prasanna N. de Silva
and Dr Michael
Published: January 2016
This module is the third in a series and
relevant to all consultant psychiatrists including those in formal
positions of leadership, management and education (e.g. clinical
directors, college tutors or mentors).
Working as a member of established teams and
ad hoc working groups is a core aspect of the role of a consultant
psychiatrist. Unfortunately, the majority of texts on team
leadership comprise a brief synopsis of commonly referenced and
older models of team leadership (e.g. Belbin, 1981, Tuckman,
1965 and De Bono, 1985) without exploring their
application in real-world mental healthcare settings (see Jenkinson et al, 2013). While summaries of
classic models of team leadership have value, a high degree of
intertextuality and limited depth of discussion can restrict
reflection on progressive ways of working. This module seeks
to redress these limitations.
In this module, we will:
This is the third of a series
of modules covering the key concepts of leadership
and management. See also: Part 1 – an
introduction to leadership and management for
psychiatrists and Part 2 – time
management for psychiatrists.
You may also wish to refer to the
Leadership and Management pages on the Royal College of
Psychiatrists' website for further information.
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Book from RCPsych Publications:
Management for Psychiatrists (4th edition)
RCPsych College Reports:
OP74. Role of the Consultant Psychiatrist: Leadership and
excellence in mental health services
OP80. Leadership and Management Study Guide
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