The CBT Institute training is based on the UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme established nationally in 2008. The aim was to establish responsive psychological therapy services enabling service users to receive evidence based, NICE approved, psychological therapies and interventions for common mental health problems. A key part of the programme has been to develop a competent workforce to deliver the stepped care model in IAPT services. Clinical recovery rates and performance data of IAPT services nationally, is freely available http://digital.nhs.uk/iapt
In Australia the IAPT Model for Low Intensity CBT has been modelled successfully by beyondblue’s NewAccess Program. Information on this innovative service and its highly positive outcomes, including the full independent evaluation of NewAccess, is free and available https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess
The CBT Institute emphasises specialist CBT training at its core, thus has a multidisciplinary ethos over affiliation with a single profession.
We have a range of experience in delivering competency based training and supervision including expertise in training of clinical supervisors for high and low intensity services. The CBT Institute has a wealth of expertise in high intensity CBT (HiCBT) and low intensity CBT (LiCBT). This enables skills training for coaches (LiCBT) and therapists (HiCBT) among other health and social care staff. Scaffolding clinical systems and setting up empirically grounded stepped-care services is our forte.