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 or young people with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood
  • Receive regular clinical supervision from an appropriately qualified supervisor
  • Record their clinical practice for purposes of supervision and course submissions
  • Use the battery of CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs)
  • Attend teaching and Work Based Learning Days
  • Submit written assignments and recordings of clinical practice

Students who successfully complete the course will be issued with a certificate of achievement from the Psychological Therapies Training Centre.

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 and young people.
  • Understand 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 or young person and their 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, 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.

Who Can Apply

You cannot apply directly to the training centre for this course.

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 or young people with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood
  • Receive regular clinical supervision from an appropriately qualified supervisor
  • Record their clinical practice for purposes of supervision and course submissions
  • Use the battery of CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs)
  • Attend teaching and Work Based Learning Day
  • Submit written assignments and recordings of clinical practice

 

Services wishing to send staff on the course must:

  • Give access to appropriate training cases with mild to moderate presentations of depression and anxiety
  • Provide protected time for trainees to attend all scheduled teaching, work-based learning days, supervision and to complete required clinical work
  • Provide regular supervision from an appropriately qualified supervisor* for the duration of the course and beyond, to help practitioners embed new skills
  • Ensure that trainees are able to record their clinical practice for purposes of supervision and course submissions
  • Provide appropriate access to resources and leadership support for trainees to complete work-based learning day activities as a group

 

Eligible supervisors for EEBP will:

  • Be appropriately trained and familiar with the low-intensity, evidence-based interventions taught on EEBP (behavioural activation, exposure, worry management)
  • Have completed or be currently completing the CYP IAPT supervisor course (CBT or low-intensity – CYWP/EMHP pathway)
  • Be available to provide weekly group supervision (2 or 3 trainees, 30 minutes per trainee) for the duration of the course (and longer by agreement, should EEBP clinical work be outstanding).

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.

How to Apply

You cannot apply directly to the training centre for this course.

Speak to your local CYP IAPT Lead in the first instance if you wish to apply, if you do not know who this is, please speak to your service manager. You will need the support of your service manager before applying. Services apply for funded places as early as May for the following March so plan ahead. Application forms are available via CYP IAPT Leads within Children & Young People’s services across the Northwest Collaborative from October/November.  Completed application forms with Service Manager and the CYP IAPT Lead approval should be sent to the CYP IAPT Lead who is responsible for sending them on to the Training Centre by early January. This process happens annually in autumn for this course.   

The course registration will take place in February/March, with the course beginning at the end of March.

Applications sent directly to the training centre by the applicant will not be accepted.

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding this course not covered in the information detailed in any of the sections above or in the FAQ section of this website, please email: PTTCenquiries@gmmh.nhs.uk.  In the Subject Line please ensure you put the full title of the course to enable us to forward it to the appropriate programme team.  We will not be able to forward or respond to any emails received without this.

We are happy to answer questions related to the course itself, but unfortunately are unable to provide any general career advice.

 

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