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Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert

Our Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert provides you with the skills to assess and treat patients. You'll use brief, evidence-based psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health problems. This includes depression and anxiety.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
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Important application information

The self-funded route to the PG Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies has been suspended. Due to a significant increase in NHS commissioned applications we have made the decision to suspend the self-funded route for the foreseeable future. There are however many funded opportunities to train on this programme at the NHS careers website

Overview

This course is part of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme which trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) for NHS employment.

The Department of Health's IAPT programme is an innovative approach to mental health. You'll train to become a practitioner who helps those experiencing depression and anxiety. You'll do this through the use of evidence-based psychological therapies.

The Low Intensity Psychological Therapies programme trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners under the NHS England talking therapies initiative. Low intensity therapy constitutes part of the national institute of clinical excellence (NICE) guidelines for the evidenced based treatment of mild to moderate common mental health problems.

The emphasis of low intensity therapy is to help patients self-manage their symptoms of depression and anxiety, using primarily cognitive and behavioural interventions. The programme will equip Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner trainees with the clinical competence to provide low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy, usually within a public or third sector healthcare setting. Typically, when qualified, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work in an NHS or public sector clinical setting, on band 5 and 6 (NHS or equivalent) salaries.

The programme directors are Laura Stevenson and Dr Claire Lomax.

The team lead is Karen Wilson.

Enquires to: Iapt.director@ncl.ac.uk

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What you'll learn

You'll learn through compulsory modules.

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We have excellent general learning resources are available. They include access to the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Here you'll find all workshop and lecture slides, and programme and module handbooks.

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You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

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The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Karen Wilson
Programme Administrator (IAPT and CBT programmes)
School of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3915
Email: iapt.director@ncl.ac.uk

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