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Recruitment & Professional Development Open Day for IAPT Accredited Training

Friday 13 February 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Recruitment & Professional Development Open Day for IAPT Accredited Training

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.


Psychological Therapies in the NHS
Wednesday 3 February — Thursday 4 February 
Millennium Conference Centre, London


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The first Annual Recruitment and Professional Development Open Day for IAPT-accredited training is a FREE TO ATTEND theoretical and practical showcase of a range of IAPT-accredited therapies, including opportunities for training and prospects for employment.

In 2010, following the update of NICE’s guidance for the treatment of depression, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme commissioned national training curriculums for four additional high intensity therapies alongside CBT:

- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
- Couple therapy (Couples’ Therapy for Depression/Behavioural Couples Therapy)
- Counselling (Counselling for Depression/Person-centred Experiential)
- Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

The intention was to make these trainings available to the existing psychological therapies workforce to build capacity and offer choice in IAPT as well as create a balanced skills mix in IAPT teams. In 2014 the government agreed its Mandate for Health Education England which states: In order to support the continued rollout of the IAPT programme for people with depression and anxiety, Health Education England (HEE), working with NHS England, will need to ensure that there are sufficient therapists and other staff with the right skills to support the delivery of the IAPT programme.

For this one-day showcase, we are bringing together leading researchers, training providers and clinical exponents of these new evidence-based therapies. The day will highlight their benefits, provide the latest scientific evidence and offer a ‘taster’ of the trainings and how the interventions are delivered. We will also have practical presentations from National Advisers and Service and Commissioning Leads in Health Education England and IAPT, NHS England.

This Open Day will provide you with an update on NHS workforce planning in psychological therapies. It will answer your questions about funding and employment prospects in IAPT. And you will take away with you an understanding about which of these trainings is best suited to your career and professional development as a psychological therapist.

Evening event: Professor Barbara Milrod will be giving the annual Phil Richardson memorial lecture on 'Who's afraid of evidence-based dynamic therapies for anxiety?' There is a wine reception at 6.30 pm followed by the lecture at 7.30 pm for booking details please see:

Staff Wellbeing in Psychological Therapies: in conjunction with the British Psychological Society we are conducting a survey of staff wellbeing in psychological therapies. This relates to recent concerns about targets and a bullying culture. Even if you are not able to join us for these events please take part in the survey.

The Open Day follows the New Savoy conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS conference on February 11th and 12th, booking details and the programme are here.

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