Enhanced Evidence Based Practice (CYP IAPT)

About the Programme

The Enhanced Evidence Based Practice (EEBP) Programme has been developed as part of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme. The EEBP curriculum complements existing CYP IAPT curricula in specialist psychological therapies (CBT, Parent Training for Conduct Problems Systemic Family Practice, and Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents). It focuses on enhancing skills in assessment; delivering brief, low intensity, evidence based interventions and in the core competencies required to work with children and young people.

The purpose of the EEBP Programme is to support existing CAMHS, whether in the statutory or independent sector, to provide care and treatment to children, young people and families

For the EEBP Course, students will be required to:

  • Hold a small clinical caseload of children with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood
  • Receive regular clinical supervision from an experienced CBT practitioner
  • Video record their sessions with children and families
  • Use the battery of CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs)
  • Attend teaching and Work Based Learning Days
  • Submit written assignments and videos of sessions

 

Programme Aims

The formal aims of the programme are for students to:

Learn about the core principles of CYP IAPT and for them to develop/enhance the skills necessary to carry out clinical work with children, young people and parents.

Have an understanding how evidence informs clinical practice in working with children and young people with mental health needs and where appropriate, support access to child and adolescent mental health services and minimise disadvantage and discrimination.

Understand the core components of 3 evidence based courses of treatment and to demonstrate how these core components are incorporated into their work with children, young people and families.

Be able to conduct a comprehensive, evidence based, assessment of a child/young person/family considering elements of risk, development and mental health problem identification.

Carry out brief evidence informed interventions for anxiety disorders and depression in children and young people

Understand how to best use supervision and outcome measurement and feedback to support the implementation of collaborative, evidence based interventions with children, young people and their families.

This course does train professionals to deliver evidence-based interventions but does not train people to become Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

Programme Participants

(It is currently unavailable to external applicants)

Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  Completed application forms must be approved by the Service Manager and the CYP IAPT Lead, who will be responsible for sending them back to the Training Centre. This must include CCG approval if they are funding salary support. Applications sent directly to the training centre by the applicant will not be able to be accepted.

Eligible applicants will be working within North West CYP IAPT Collaborative. Recruitment is a joint process with collaborative partners. 

It is open to staff with graduate level qualification and those who do not have graduate qualifications. 

The EEBP curriculum is designed to be suitable for staff working across different organisations that offer child and adolescent mental health services. It is suitable for staff whose role includes brief interventions for children, adolescents and families.   Students will be required to:

  • Hold a small clinical caseload of children with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood
  • Receive regular clinical supervision from an experienced CBT practitioner
  • Video record their sessions with children and families
  • Use the battery of CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs)
  • Attend teaching and Work Based Learning Days
  • Submit written assignments and videos of sessions

Services wishing to send staff on the course must:

  • Ensure that clinical supervision is provided by an accreditable CBT therapist/a practitioner with specialist experience, who has supervisory experience and training. EEBP supervision should be available to EEBP students for half an hour a week for the duration of the course (and longer by agreement, if EEBP clinical work is outstanding). 
  • Ensure that leadership and resources are in place for the local work based learning days that support two fifths of the training.
  • Ensure that specialist clinical supervision continues after the course is completed to help practitioners embed their new skills.
  • Ensure that staff can video record their sessions and review videos with supervisors and PTTC staff.
  • Ensure that the staff embarking on the course are given time for study and skills development.

 

North West Collaborative

The Northwest CYP IAPT Collaborative is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and over 70 providers and commissioning bodies of children and young people’s mental health services across NHS, Local Authority and Voluntary sectors working in the Northwest, Yorkshire and West Midlands.

 

It’s one of five Learning Collaboratives across England that are part of the CYP IAPT country-wide transformation programme. The collaborative seeks to improve services through better evidence based practice, better collaborative practice, authentic participation and better use of feedback and clinical outcomes across all services.

Training Component

The training consists of lectures and workshops and a mixture of formal presentations, small group work and role plays.  Workshops run all day on a Tuesday for 15 weeks, not usually on consecutive weeks. 

There are also 10 days in workplace based learning. This will consist of group work with other students employed in the same or a neighbouring organisation. 

Workplace supervision will also take place. Students will need to be prepared to study in their own time in order to complete assignments, prepare for clinical sessions and supervision and read relevant background material.

Certificate

The Psychological Therapies Training Centre will issue a certificate of achievement for students who successfully complete the course.

Programme Administrator

Nadine Smith

Nadine.Smith@gmmh.nhs.uk

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