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.
Occupational Standards for Psychological Therapies
Skills for Health (SfH) have developed National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Psychological Therapies. The development of NOS in this area make a timely and significant contribution to a number of UK initiatives in this area.
The project focused on the delivery of Psychological Therapy in four therapy areas covering adults and children:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Systemic and Family Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
View more information and download the NOS on the Skills for Health Website.
Read the Skills for Health Press Release
New Ways of Working for Psychological Therapists Report
This document is the final contribution in a series of reports on New Ways of Working for the workforce associated with people with mental health problems. The workstreams that have contributed to this report were commissioned under the National Institute for Mental Health in England's (NIMHE) National Workforce Programme. Since this work was commissioned, NIMHE has been replaced by the National Mental Health Development Unit. It is excellent that we are able to publish this report and set out the views of those who were commissioned to undertake this work.
report has drawn together a varied group of professional bodies and
practitioners, who deliver psychological therapies, and it has enabled
them to reach agreement on a number of contentious issues.
The task ahead is to identify how the findings in the report can be used to underpin the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme, alongside many organisations and individuals considering where further work will contribute to developing an inclusive and effective workforce.
The first steps in this process are outlined in the latest IAPT implementation guidance, Realising the Benefits, which was published in February 2010.
New Ways of Working for Psychological Therapists Individual Workstream Reports
The following workstream reports are the work of the authors and the views and opinions contained within them do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Health.
- Workstream 1 - The Evidence base for Psychological Therapies:
Implications for Policy and Practice. Compiled and edited by: Graham
Turpin and Peter Fonagy
- Workstream 2 - Mapping the Psychological Therapies Workforce.
Compiled and edited by: Sally Aldridge British Association of
Counselling and Psychotherapy and Ruth Duffy Improving Access to
Psychological Therapies Programme
- Workstream 3 - The Career Framework for Health Psychological
Therapists. Compiled and edited by: Marc Lyall Skills for Health, Jeremy
Clarke IAPT National Advisor, Roslyn Hope IAPT National Workforce
- Workstream 4 - How psychological therapists can work
collaboratively in Multi-Disciplinary Teams across Care Pathways.
Compiled and edited by: Barry Foley, Workforce Lead IAPT North West And
Malcolm Allen, Chief Executive British Psychoanalytic Council
- Workstream 5 - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) For Children, Young People and Their Families. Compiled and edited by: Tim Morris and Nick Waggett