Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Courses

The IAPT programme offers a number of training courses for those entering IAPT services as new practitioners, and for those with existing professional qualifications who wish to develop their skills further as part of their continuing professional development (CPD).

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training courses

PWP training programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Within the North West there are three accredited post graduate programmes for applicants normally with a first degree in psychology, or health or social care related subject. Additionally, these programmes provide opportunity for applicants who do not have a first degree to study at undergraduate level, or apply to have relevant prior learning and experience taken into account.

Practitioners working within an IAPT service with a core profession but no post qualification IAPT training such as mental health nurses, occupational therapists or social workers can apply to undertake selected modules as part of their CPD.

A number of funded places are available for applicants who have been recruited to IAPT services to work as PWPs in the north west, and for qualified staff undertaking specific modules as CPD.

You can find out more by contacting the programmes below:

  • University of Central Lancashire (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • University of Manchester (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
     

High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training courses

The High Intensity CBT post graduate training programme is available to practitioners with a core mental health profession who been recruited to work within IAPT services. These programmes are accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

A number of funded places are available for applicants who have been recruited to IAPT services in the North West, you can find out more by contacting the programmes below.

There are three accredited training centres in the North West:

  • University of Chester (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • University of Cumbria (For further information ontact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Greater Manchester West Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training Centre (formerly the Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre) (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT): Continuing Professional Development courses

These courses provide existing psychological therapists, clinical psychologists and counsellors with post qualification training in NICE recommended treatments for depression.

They are normally one year part-time courses which combine an initial teaching block of 5 days, with supervised practice and completion of a clinical portfolio.

Counselling for Depression (CfD)

This programme is designed for the existing counselling workforce to equip them to provide evidence-based counselling interventions for depression within IAPT services.

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Courses are approved by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

A number of funded places may be available for applicants who have been recruited to IAPT services in the North West, you can find out more by contacting the programmes below.

There is one course that provides counselling for depression courses for counsellors working in North West IAPT services:

  • University of Central Lancashire (For further information contact the programme lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is time-limited and structured. Its central idea is that psychological symptoms, such as depressed mood, can be understood as a response to current difficulties in relationships and affect the quality of those relationships. The standards for accredited training are outlined in IAPT National Curriculum Requirements for Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Accredited training is available in the North of England at NSCAP where you can find course details and information on how to apply.
A number of HEE's North West Team funded training places are available at NSCAP for practitioners working in IAPT services commissioned to provide services to NHS patients in the North West of England. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) 

Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a form of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for treating depression. It can help people with emotional and relationship problems.

Training to meet the IAPT National Curriculum requirements for Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is available for qualified practitioners working with IAPT services.

Find out more about DIT at www.d-i-t.org.

Accredited training is available in the North of England at NSCAP where you can find course details and information on how to apply.
A number of HEE’s North West Team funded training places are available at NSCAP for practitioners working in IAPT services commissioned to provide services to NHS patients in the North West of England. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Couple Therapy for Depression

Couple Therapy for Depression can help people with their relationship and the emotional difficulties that sometimes flow from problems between partners. There are many different types of couple therapy but IAPT training offers a particular type that has been developed to help people suffering from depression.

Training to meet the IAPT National Curriculum requirements for Couple Therapy for Depression is available for qualified practitioners working with IAPT services.

For more information about Couple Therapy for Depression and the training available go to www.coupletherapyfordepression.org.

Accredited training is available in the North of England at NSCAP where you can find course details and information on how to apply.
A number of HEE’s North West Team funded training places are available at NSCAP for practitioners working in IAPT services commissioned to provide services to NHS patients in the North West of England. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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