Required Training for this Role
Training would help you understand Low-Intensity CBT, the theoretical rationale underpinning the interventions, and has a large focus on developing competency in assessment and intervention support. Two psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) training routes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) are available:
A fantastic opportunity for those without an honours degree that are passionate about improving the lives of people with common mental health difficulties, have relevant life experience, and are looking to make a career change or contribute to the local community.
Specific University Programmes
Accredited programmes are offered by several Universities under various course titles. Commonly these programmes may either represent the accredited improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) PWP training programme on its own, or form part of a wider degree programme offered at undergraduate or postgraduate level on a self-funded basis.
The PWP training programme consists of 45 days provided within an academic year, with 25 delivered by the University and 20 representing University directed learning days in the workplace. Whilst in training you will be employed by an IAPT service and spend the majority of your time working with patients. Typically this would involve a working week split into 2 days in training and 3 days working in service. Please search NHS Jobs (see useful links) for trainee PWP vacancies being advertised by IAPT services.