IAPT has trained more than 3,600 high and low intensity CBT workers in its first three years and expects to train a further 2,400 by 2015. This training is annually commissioned from Higher Education Institutions using the IAPT low and high intensity curricula.
Training courses in CBT approaches have addressed the national shortage of workers in this modality but from 2011/12 continuing professional development has been offered to therapists from four other modalities recommended by NICE for treating depression and anxiety disorders.
Guidance for Commissioning IAPT Training
In 2012/13 the funding for this training will be allocated through the Multi-Professional Education and Training (MPET) budget; download Guidance for Commissioning IAPT Training in 2012/13.
IAPT and the Wider Workforce
Person centred values and psychological awareness are being factored into local training strategies and implementation plans to raise the psychological awareness and person-centred values among primary and secondary care staff. The 10 Essential Shared Capabilities is a useful starting place for this work; new guidance on what is required for those who work at Step 1 in primary care and in local communities is also expected.
Professional Bodies and IAPT
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