Psychological Therapies Training Centre
Following the distressing reports from America regarding the tragic death of George Floyd, and the subsequent Black Lives Matter demonstrations, we would like to make the following statement on behalf of the Psychological Therapies Training Centre at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: We want to give the clearest of messages that racism of any kind, along with any forms of discrimination will never be tolerated and we will use all methods of redress when we have evidence that such an incident has occurred. It goes against our values, and all of our educational processes, and we encourage and empower you all to speak up if you witness anything which discriminates, endangers or causes distress to any groups of individuals. You will be treated with privacy, dignity and an appreciation of your commitment to making our working environments safe and respectful for our staff and students. There is no place for racism in our Training Centre, our wider Trust, or our community, and it will never be tolerated.
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.