|The module will enable the student to:
Learn to deliver low intensity CBT interventions such as behavioural activation, behavioural exposure, cognitive restructuring, eCBT and guided self-help.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners aid clinical improvement through the provision of information and support for evidence based low intensity psychological treatments and regularly used pharmacological treatments of common mental health problems. Low intensity psychological treatments place a greater emphasis on patient self management and are designed to be less burdensome to people undertaking them then traditional psychological treatments. Examples include guided self help and computerised cognitive behavioural therapy. Support is specifically designed to enable people to optimise their use of self management recovery information and pharmacological treatments and may be delivered through face to face, telephone, email or other contact methods. Workers must also be able to manage any change in risk status. This module will, therefore, equip workers with a good understanding of the process of therapeutic support and the management of individuals and groups of patients including families, friends and carers. Skills teaching will develop workers' general and disorder defined 'specific factors' competencies in the delivery of CBT based low intensity treatment and in the support of medication concordance.
|Knowledge and Understanding
• Develop a sound understanding of person-centred and CBT principles
• Have an understanding of a range of possible interventions and strategies to help patients deal with their emotional problems
• Critically evaluate the research on antidepressant and anti anxiety medication when delivered with and without therapeutic intervention
• Evaluate critically case management and the stepped care model
• Demonstrate collaborative treatment planning
• Demonstrate the competencies required to maintain and terminate the therapeutic relationship
• Have an understanding of the limits of their own competence in implementing interventions
• Have an understanding of the nature and value of the therapeutic relationship.
• Having initiated a therapeutic alliance, demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in maintaining and eventually terminating a therapeutic alliance with patients during their treatment programme, including dealing with issues and events that threaten the alliance
• Develop skill in using a range of methods for the delivery of mental health care provision including face to face, telephone and email contact
• Develop the ability to run groups related to guided self-help
• Develop the ability to set up eCBT services within the local community and to administer and monitor eCBT
• Develop competence in behavioural activation, behavioural exposure, hot cross bun techniques and thought records
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in supporting people with medication, in particular antidepressant medication, to help them optimise their use of pharmacological treatment and minimise any adverse effects
• Develop skills in managing referrals, writing reports and liaising with other agencies
• Learn to give and receive constructive feedback to and from peers and teaching staff.
• Continue to develop self-reflexivity in relation to patients within the context of supervision
• Competently and independently undertake mental health practice in primary care
• Communicate complex or contentious information clearly and effectively to the Patient group and to colleagues.
|Methods of Teaching/Learning
|11 weeks, 15 days in total, running parallel with module 2:
• one day per week for 10 weeks, half the time to be spent in class in theoretical teaching and clinical simulation, the other half in the workplace undertaking supervised practice.
• five days of intensive skills practice workshops undertaken at the beginning of modules 1 and 2 and at the end.
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