Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programmes

Since 2008, the Charlie Waller Institute has been appointed to provide both adult and children and young people’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programmes.

All our IAPT training courses are of a high quality with teaching from a range of international and international experts on mental health interventions. Our PWP and HI programmes are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

What is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme?
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme began in October 2007 when the Government announced annual investment rising to £173m by 2010/11 to fund the roll-out of evidence-based psychological therapy services across England. The IAPT programme has one principal aim; to support Primary Care Trusts in implementing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.

Each IAPT programme consists of a year-long training course as well as experience within an IAPT service. Applications for IAPT programmes can be made through the NHS Jobs website.

Adult Training

Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway)

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course provides the training needed to qualify as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway)

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment is aimed to experienced mental health professionals who wish to become accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapists.

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Children & Young People Training

Graduate/Postgraduate Certificate in Brief Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Young People with Common Mental Health Problems

The CWP programme has been designed specifically for practitioners whose role will routinely include brief therapeutic interventions for: children and adolescents with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression and; parents of children experiencing anxiety disorders or behavioural difficulties.

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Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma in Brief Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions for the Education Setting (CYP Mental Health Pathway)

The role of Education Mental Health Practitioners will routinely include brief therapeutic interventions in the education setting (e.g. schools and colleges).

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Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (Parent Training route)

The parent training route of this programme has been designed specifically for staff whose role routinely includes working with conduct problems in children using both individual and group approaches.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision for Children & Young People’s Mental Health

The supervisor training offers an exciting opportunity to develop your supervisory skills and to learn about evidence-based supervisory approaches for working with staff delivering evidence-based psychological treatments for children, young people and their families.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Children & Young People’s Mental Health

This programme is designed for service directors/managers and clinical directors/leads who are working in or with statutory or voluntary sector CAMHS.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (CBT Route)

The CBT route of this programme has been designed specifically for staff whose role routinely includes working with children and young people presenting with emotional disorders such as: generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

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