Psychological Therapies Training Centre

ABOUT THE TRAINING CENTRE

The Psychological Therapies Training Centre (formerly CBT Training Centre and Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre) is part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and was established in 2000 as part of what was then Mental Health Services of Salford, with the aim of creating a centre of excellence for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) training in the northwest region. This aim has been achieved and maintained with the support of local clinicians, managers at what is now GMMH, the University of Manchester, and that of regional, national and international leaders in CBT.

All centre staff are experienced in CBT and have extensive training from centres in Oxford, Newcastle and California. The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes include workshops led by experts in the field of CBT many of whom have international reputations. The programme supervisors all have extensive knowledge and experience of CBT practice, training, supervision and research.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMES

At the Psychological Therapies Training Centre we offer a range of programmes, with a variety of access routes.

All the programmes are based on and/or nearby the Prestwich site of GMMH. They are designed to fit in with NHS recommendations regarding the development of clinical practice as stipulated in the National Service Framework. Skills and knowledge gained on these programmes will enable Practitioners to meet the objectives set out in Clinical Governance.

The Psychological Therapies Training Centre is committed to the principles of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

 

Below is a brief description of each programme and detailed whether applications are open to all or only accepted from certain services.  For more details on a programme that interests you, please either click on the link or use the navigation bar on the left.

Please also see the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The name(s) of the Programme Administrator(s) for each of the programmes is detailed at the bottom of each page should you need any further information.  Please note that we are unable to give advice on what programme is best for you or give career advice.

ADULT TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

Advanced Applications of CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder Postgraduate Certificate - Top-up CBT training: This Top-up CBT training is predominantly for current staff within EI Services, who have the support of their EIP Manager/Clinical Lead, 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. Click here for more details

 

CBT for Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder (CBTp) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies:  This pathway is predominantly for current staff within EI Services, who have the support of their EIP Manager/Clinical Lead, 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. Click here for more details

 

CBT in the Context of Long Term Distressing and Persistent Health Conditions: There are two pathways within this programme a CPD pathway and an accredited pathway and is a programme for those who are employed in associated NHS services (and partnership agencies) across the North West (details of which are detailed on the programme webpage).  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT IAPT) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies (BABCP Level 2 Accredited):  This pathway is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) High Intensity programme and is a programme for those who are employed as therapists in training in associated IAPT services. This pathway is not accessible by direct application. Application is via IAPT High Intensity CBT Therapist training posts, advertised by employing organisations. Click here for more details

 

Cognitive Therapy (CT) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive & Behaviour Therapies:  This pathway is an advanced programme to which individual applicants can apply directly. Click here for more details

 

ADULT & CYP TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

Foundation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): Foundation in CBT (Adult & CYP) is a continuing professional development programme.  It is an introductory programme to which individual applicants working with either adults or children and young people can apply directly. Click here for more details

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (CYP) TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

0-5’s pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT): This is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) BABCP Level 2 Accredited: This is a programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  It is BABCP Level 2 accredited.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) - Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment:  This is a Recruit to Train programme and applicants will be applying for a new job.  Applicants apply via NHS Jobs.  Click here for more details

 

Enhanced Evidence Based Practice (EEBP) for Children and Young People:  This programme is part of the national Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) initiative.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Interpersonal Therapy with Adolescents (IPT-A) pathway of Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT): This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Learning Disability and Autism pathway of Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT): This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.   It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Parent Training for Conduct Disorders (PT) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) BABCP Level 2 Accredited: This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Service Leadership pathway of Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT): This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Supervision Skills pathway of Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT): This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative. It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Systemic Family Practice (SFP) pathway of Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological approaches for Children & Young People (CYP IAPT) AFT Accredited: This programme for those who are employed in associated CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) services.  Application forms are sent to the CYP IAPT Service Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the North West Collaborative.  It is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Click here for more details

 

Wellbeing Practitioner (CYPWP): Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment: This is a Recruit to Train programme and applicants will be applying for a new job.  Applicants apply via NHS Jobs.  Click here for more details

OTHER TRAINING PROGRAMMES - PLEASE CLICK TO OPEN

Core Trainee (Psychiatry) Introductory CBT Course: Core Trainee (Psychiatry) Introductory CBT Course is an introductory programme for CT2-3 Trainees in Psychiatry. Priority is given to Trainees who work or have worked at GMMH.  External candidates and higher grades are considered if places are available.  Information is sent out to all Trainees via local tutors and the Deanery.  Click here for more details