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A Primary Care Psychologist (PCP) is a psychologist with specialist training in psychological disorders who is available for primary care services.

Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology are a related New Ways of Working initiative in Scotland.

Most recently, the UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, which focuses on primary care psychological therapies provision, has benchmarked professionals at all career levels, from closely supervised Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (many of which have a psychology undergraduate degree and a post-graduate one year certificate/diploma, although several have Masters degrees too) to High Intensity Psychological Therapists, who, in terms of pay, are benchmarked against doctorate level training (many of these are Counselling Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists). Moreover, Clinical Lead posts are pivotal in leading related primary care psychological services and these are benchmarked against Consultant Psychologist level (post doctoral expertise).

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