Alternative Opportunities After PWP Qualification

This section is for discussion relating to the Layard report, and subsequent schemes like Improving Access to Psychological Therapies where lower intensity inteventions are offered in primary care
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Theia
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Alternative Opportunities After PWP Qualification

Post by Theia » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:41 pm

I am due to complete the Step 2 PWP training this year and although I’ve enjoyed the university aspects I’m demoralised in practice. I feel that I’m speeding through the different interventions without proper time to prepare and gain confidence. Supervision frequently introduces techniques that are outside Step 2 before I’ve consolidated the basics. For example, I’m screening for trauma without any training whatsoever. If I question it I’m told to suck it up even if it’s not in the patient’s best interest. From a selfish perspective it is not fulfilling my training requirements.

I have worked in mental health for 7 years and have a good understanding of concepts, delivery, innovation but I’m finding the contradicting expectations of IAPT undermining.

I’m looking at my options for using my training that don’t involve stepping on to the treadmill to burnout.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
T

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