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James Pretzer June 28th, 2008 09:48 PM

Big push to train British therapists in CBT
 
Britain's National Health Service has a major initiative under way to train therapists in CBT. The goal is to make CBT more widely available given it's extensive empirical support. The funding is £306 million over three years in order to train and employ 3,600 new therapists.

If you would like to find out more about what the British have in mind, http://www.nice.org.uk/usingguidance...ervice/cbt.jsp might be a good starting place.

James Pretzer July 7th, 2008 08:38 AM

Some non-CBT therapists object
 
Not surprisingly, not everyone is happy with this plan. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7486132.stm

Rod Whiteley July 7th, 2008 12:29 PM

Re: Big push to train British therapists in CBT
 
Also, the big push stretches the meaning of the term CBT...

Quote:

Low-intensity workers assess and support patients with common mental health problems (principally anxiety and depression) in the self-management of their recovery. Treatment programmes are designed to aid clinical improvement and social inclusion – including return to work or other meaningful activity. Low-intensity workers do this through the provision of information and support for evidence-based low-intensity psychological treatments, mainly involving cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Low-intensity psychological treatments place a greater emphasis on patient self-management and are less burdensome then traditional psychological treatments. Examples include guided self-help and computerised CBT. Support is specifically designed to enable patients to optimise their use of self-management recovery information and may be delivered through face-to-face, telephone, email or other contact methods. Low-intensity workers are expected to operate in a stepped-care, high-volume environment carrying as many as 45 active cases at any one time, with workers completing treatment of between 175 and 250 patients per year. Low-intensity workers also provide information on common pharmacological treatments and support patients in decisions which optimise their use of such treatments.
From: Curriculum for low‑intensity therapies workers (PDF)


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