Core and Specific Skills Balance

There is an important balance in CAPA between the advanced skills of each professional and how much the team feel it needs of those skills.

So for example in Richmond CAMHS some years ago some 30% of the team were child psychotherapists. A significant part of their job plans then was for Core Partnership with some Specific child psychotherapy. In more recent times this has fallen to nearer 5% of the team capacity so this part-time person does all of her clinical time in Specific child psychotherapy.

There is thus a move from the team job plan being formed from the amalgamation of many uncoordinated individual job plans to the CAPA position of a team job plan formed of many job plans that were made with the needs and skill capacity of the team and service in mind.