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PGCert Low Intensity Psychological Therapies

Newcastle University

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AIMS This course is part of the ?Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies? programme (IAPT) run by the NHS and is for Trainee Low Intensity Psychological Therapists employed by the NHS. It aims to provide trainees with the skills and knowledge to assess and treat patients with brief, evidence-based therapy approaches to facilitate their recovery from mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION Low intensity treatments employ brief, cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches that form part of the stepped care system recommended for depression and anxiety disorders. After meeting and assessing a patient, the therapist provides a therapeutic intervention to help the patient with their problems andor engage with other services that will facilitate them in their recovery. This programme is designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and skills to operate in an NHS setting as a Low Intensity Worker. You take four modules: engagement and assessment of patients with common mental health problems evidence-based low-intensity treatment for common mental health disorders values, policy, culture and diversity and working within an employment, social and health care context. A range of teaching and assessment methods is used including exams, skills-based exercises and practice-based assessment portfolios. TYPICAL FUNDING All training places are fully-funded by the NHS and cover tuition fees and provide a salary. Vacancies are advertised on http:www.jobs.nhs.uk Since this course is only available to NHS employees, we are not in a position to offer places to self-funded, overseas non-EU applicants. For more information about funding opportunities please see http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduatefunding HOW TO APPLY Specialised Application Procedure: Application and selection are undertaken in partnership with the NHS Trusts advertising the vacancies.

AIMS This course is part of the ?Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies? programme (IAPT) run by the NHS and is for Trainee Low Intensity Psychological Therapists employed by the NHS. It aims to provide trainees with the skills and knowledge to assess and treat patients with brief, evidence-based therapy approaches to facilitate their recovery from mental health problems such as depression...

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