This topic will allow students to investigate the following key aspects of the subject, which is modelled on a standardised national curriculum developed in the UK. The curriculum is divided into four broad areas that encompass Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LICBT), which are Recognition, Recovery, Respect and Reflection. These are covered more specifically by the following areas - LICBT Protocols for High prevalence psychological disorders: This included mild to moderate psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression; Engagement and assessment techniques based on a CBT functional analysis; Goal setting and client-centred care models requiring a high degree of user collaboration and shared decision making; Guided self-help protocols based on CBT models; LICBT within a biopsychosocial context to allow increased functioning and integration with local community resources and support networks; Non-discriminatory values; Recovery based mental health care and 'normalisation'; Awareness, sensitivity and respect for diversity including culture, gender, race, spirituality and disability; and recognition of multifaceted professional relationships between clients, policy and service provision.
This topic aims to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the skills and knowledge required to undertake assessment and treatment interventions using a Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LICBT) model to inform practice. The topic covers areas related to low intensity interventions within a supervised model of service delivery; broader contextual issues related to health, employment and social determinants of care; and the ethical aspects of providing LICBT. The topic is delivered as an intensive workshop with online modules and supervised practice requirements.