Evidence Based Low Intensity CBT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
This programme trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) working within Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. During the training you will gain the knowledge and skills to assess and engage patients who may present in IAPT services through referral from a Health Professional or through Self-Referral. You will learn how to undertake a disorder specific patient-centred assessment and how to support patients to use evidence-based Low Intensity CBT interventions in face to face, telephone, group and cCBT formats. You will also be taught about respecting and valuing individual differences and focus on diverse groups. Towards the end of the training you will consider your practice in context by understanding the differences between high and low intensity interventions.
Module 1: Engagement and Assessment in Low Intensity CBT
Module 2: Evidence-Based Low Intensity CBT Interventions
Module 3: Diversity, Values and Context in Low Intensity CBT
Throughout the course, two days a week will be assigned as University Days, alternating weekly between taught days and independent study days. The course uses blended learning, comprised of face-to-face and online teaching and skills practice at UEA, self-directed study days and supervised practice within employing services. Throughout the year are a range of assessments and assignments to demonstrate learning outcomes and assess clinical skills and competency. Attendance at teaching is mandatory due to the need to receive the required training to qualify as clinically competent practitioners.
On successful completion of the course, Trainees will qualify as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with a Certificate / PG Certificate (60 credits) and as such be eligible for employment at Band 5.
The programme currently does not take self-funded IAPT students. Potential applicants must apply for a Trainee PWP role with one of our partner services who are the employing organisations. To find out more email us.
The entry criteria for Postgraduate entry is a 2:1 or equivalent and relevant care experience. This may be people with a psychology or other degree who have done care or clinical work. This course is also open to those that do not have a degree but do have relevant care work experience and can demonstrate the ability to study at degree level.