Clinical psychologists, Counselling psychologists, Nurse therapists, Primary Care counsellors and other qualified Mental Health professionals are eligible to train in delivering High Intensity therapy (AfC Bands 6 and 7) To become a High Intensity trainee, you will need to have had considerable experience and training in providing psychological therapies. Some of the staff who would be considered might currently be working as nurses, occupational therapists & social workers, counsellors, experienced graduate workers, psychotherapists or newly qualified clinical psychologists.
Qualified High Intensity Psychological Therapists provide a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at Step 3. These roles are likely to be delivered by a mix of professions including CBT therapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, nurses, occupational therapists, and psychotherapists. However they are required to be an accredited/accreditable BABCP practitioner or able to demonstrate equivalence.
Trainee High Intensity Psychological Therapists, employed at AfC-Band 6 or 7 & will attend a one year training programme two days a week, undertaking supervised practice in IAPT services for three days a week. When they graduate with a post-graduate diploma for BABCP accreditation, they will be eligible to apply for High Intensity Psychological Therapy Posts at AfC-Band 7.
- Guidance on KSA for entry into High Intensity Training without a core profession (Jul 09)
- Briefing: High Intensity Trainee posts; PWP qualification to apply
- Breifing Newly qualified trainees from IAPT High Intensity Courses acting as supervisors (Sept 09)
IAPT practitioners also need access to staff with expertise in employment support, benefits and housing who can offer sound advice and information to the people accessing IAPT services and those who support them.