High intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workers
CBT therapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, nurses, occupational therapists, experienced graduate mental health workers or psychotherapists undertake this work. They are accredited/accreditable by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Qualified High Intensity Therapists provide CBT to people with moderate to severe depression and anxiety disorders.
Trainee High Intensity Therapists attend a one-year post-graduate diploma training programme two days a week, undertaking supervised practice for three days a week. They wlll have met the Minimum Training Standards of the BABCP when they graduate and will then be eligible to apply for High Intensity Therapist jobs. No national KSF outline is planned.
- Provisional Band 7 Trainee Job Description and IAPT A4C Report
- High Intensity Trainee Band 6 Job Description and AfC Profile Matching
Selection and training support materials
- Curriculum for high-intensity therapists (Revised March 2011)
- CBT competence framework accompanied by practitioner and patient guidance
- Guidance on KSA for entry into High Intensity Training without a core profession (Jul 2009)
- High Intensity Trainee posts and PWP qualification to apply- IAPT BABCP Joint Statement (Aug 2011)