CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder: Specialist training programmes

About the Specialist CBT for psychosis & Bipolar Disorder (CBTp) training programmes

These programmes were originally commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) to help support the new targets for Early Intervention (EI) Services to provide NICE concordant Psychological Interventions to people with psychosis & bipolar disorder. We hope to offer them to practitioners working with people with psychosis and bipolar disorder across all services.

Programme Participants

Applicants for all the programmes will predominantly be current staff within EI Services, who have the support of their EIP Manager/Clinical Lead. Each programme has specific eligibility criteria and service support requirements, which vary across the different programmes and are detailed in the 'Information For Managers' document available on this page. Application Forms are also available on this page. Priority will be given to staff working within EI Services, however staff outside EI Services (public sector services which specialise in working with service users with psychosis & bipolar disorder) may apply, and any unfilled places will be open to those applicants. 

Participants will be predominantly qualified members of the main mental health professions (Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Social Workers, Occupational Therapists in Mental Health, Accredited Counsellors). ). Please consult the following link for a list of all health, Mental health and social care professions currently accepted by BABCP as a recognised core profession, which will be accepted as entry criteria: https://www.babcp.com/Core-Profession Applicants without one of these recognised core professions  will be considered for eligibility via the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes framework based on that developed by the BABCP (see www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KSA.aspx for details of the full framework).

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Applications of CBT to Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder: Top-up CBTp training

This part time CBTp Top-up training, which runs over one academic year, is validated by the University of Manchester and is aimed at CBT practitioners who can demonstrate competency in CBT for affective disorders, and wish to develop their CBT skills for psychosis & bipolar disorder. Teaching is on one day per week (a total of 24 days) over one academic year made up of four x 15 credit Units (2 taught and 2 supervised practice). Course content is based on Roth & Pilling’s (2013) competency framework for psychosis and bipolar disorder and Roth & Pilling’s (2015) curriculum for psychological interventions for people with psychosis or bipolar disorder. Workshops include theoretical and skills development components, combining academic presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises, and training days include weekly intensive small group video based training supervision delivered by highly experienced BABCP accredited CBTp practitioners. Reflective practice is emphasised, and competency is measured throughout using a standardised, validated measure.  BABCP CBTp accreditation is being sought for this programme. Minor modifications may be made to the programme to ensure that these criteria are met.

Programme dates: Programme commences September 2018. The closing date is 13th July 2018.

GMMH 2018-19 Application form PG Cert CBTp programme.docx [docx] 61KB

GMMH 2018-19 Information for Managers PG Cert & PG Dip .pdf [pdf] 553KB

 

Postgraduate Diploma in CBT: CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder pathway

This 2 year part-time programme validated by the University of Manchester, is aimed at mental health professionals with generic skills and basic CBT experience and knowledge, to train as a CBTp therapists. Year 1 covers foundation, fundamental, basic and advanced affective disorders modules made up of four x 15 credit units (2 taught, 2 supervised practice). One day’s training per week is provided over a 10 month period (a total of 46 days including 3 week blocks). The content of curriculum is based on the core CBT competencies framework (Roth & Pilling, 2007). Year 2 covers specialist psychosis and bipolar disorder modules made up of 4 x 15 credit units (2 taught and 2 supervised practice). The content of the curriculum is based on Roth & Pilling’s (2013) competency framework for psychosis and bipolar disorder and Roth & Pilling’s (2015) curriculum for psychological interventions for people with psychosis or bipolar disorder. Workshops include theoretical and skills development components, and combine academic presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises.  Weekly intensive small group video based training supervision, is provided by highly experienced BABCP accredited CBT practitioners (for affective disorders) and CBTp practitioners (for psychosis and bipolar disorder). Reflective practice is emphasised, and competency is measured throughout using a standardised, validated measure.  BABCP CBTp accreditation will be sought for this programme once these criteria are finalised. Minor modifications may be made to the programme to ensure that these criteria are met.

GMMH 2018-19 Application form PG Dip CBTp programme.docx [docx] 59KB

Programme Administrator:

Matthew.Hall@gmmh.nhs.uk