Couple therapy for depression - IAPT practitioner training (London)
Fully-funded Tavistock relationships' couple therapy for depression training is available for IAPT counsellors and therapists in London.
Funding may also be available in other regions for those able to secure funding directly from their local HEE branch and access their clinical work through an IAPT Service.
If you require help in accessing funding through CCG or your Trust/HEE then please do contact us for guidance.
*Self-funders who have access to couples are also eligible to apply.
This CPD course is made up of 5 days of formal teaching and 20 sessions of supervision which enable practitioners to practice the NICE approved couple therapy for depression approach in IAPT Services. Successful completion of the course and supervised clinical work allows accreditation as a ‘couple therapy for depression IAPT practitioner’.
What is couple therapy for depression?
Based on NICE guidelines, couple therapy for depression is a brief (20 session) integrative-behavioural treatment for depression for couples where one or both of the partners is experiencing both relationship distress and depression. It has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural, cognitive, emotionally-focused, systemic and psychodynamic couple therapies evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. Taken together these represent good clinical practice in the treatment of depression. Couple therapy for depression focuses on the relational aspects of depression and on factors that reduce stress and increase support within the couple and has been shown to have a significant impact on recovery rates nationally.
Who is eligible for the training?
An interest in developing and extending their practice to work with couples where one or both are diagnosed with depression and, ideally applicants should be in an IAPT Service, or be able to access their clinical work through an IAPT Service. All applicants need to be able to access appropriate couple referrals from the outset of the course. Experience of working with couples is beneficial, although this is not a prerequisite.
Course content and structure:
Trainees will be expected to participate in fortnightly supervision sessions from October 2019 onwards. This will be facilitated by the training team and training consultants. Supervision will be conducted in groups and may require telephone or video conferencing. Trainees will be required to submit digital recordings of therapy sessions as well as verbal reports.
Funding for free places:
The training is funded by NHS Health Education England (HEE) for professionals based in IAPT services and therefore applicants must seek funding through their local HEE region for their free place.
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