Different skill mixes can result in different cost effectiveness so, rather than prescribing the exact workforce numbers and types of staff, IAPT workforce guidance emphasises the functions/competences and levels of work of staff in IAPT services.
Resources developed to assist services in this are:
- Competences for low intensity practitioners have been defined and incorporated into the job description and low intensity curriculum.
- A competence framework for the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy is accompanied by practitioner and patient guidance.
- A competence framework for psychological therapy supervision provides a basis for training supervisors in the IAPT programme.
- Competency Framework for Counselling for Depression
- Competency Framework for Couple Therapy for Depression
- Competency Framework for Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) for Depression
- Competency Framework for Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression
An audit tool to help individual practitioners asses their own levels of competence and develop individual personal development plan. This is now available Self Assessment Tool (.xls) and Guidance Self Assessment Tool use and information (pdf).
- Competences for two more psychological modalities are available. Further information is available at Skills for Health
National Occupational Standards and New Ways of Working
On Wednesday 10th March 2010 the Occupational Standards for
Psychological Therapies and the New Ways of Working for Psychological
Therapists Report was launched at the House of Lords.
View the report, and access the standards.