The aim of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)programme is to improve both the effectiveness of treatment and the experiences of children,young people and parents in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Evidence Based Practice is one of the five core principles of the CYP IAPT programme. Evidence based practice is the “The integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and patient preferences” (American Psychological Association Task Force on Evidence-based Practice, 2006).
One of the key principles of CYP IAPT is use of evidence to guide clinical and managerial decision making and increasing access to interventions that have been found to be effective (see NICE guidelines). The collaborative can support implementation of evidence based care pathways and practice in services through training and consultancy.
The South West Collaborative in partnership with the University of Exeter, CEDAR department provide the CYP IAPT training which draws on the most up to date research and guidelines for working with young people.
- CBT for anxiety and depression
- CWP for community work with prevention and early intervention in Anxiety, depression, and parent support for young children with behavioural difficulties.
- Systemic Family practice for eating disorders, depression and self-harm, and conduct disorders
- Parent Training for conduct problems
- Infant mental health training for therapists supporting families with children between 0-5
- Evidence-based counselling for Anxiety and Depression
The EEBP curriculum is aimed at all staff from our service providers working at band 5 level or workers who work with Children and Young people and want to develop their skills without having to undertake the full postgraduate training. The EEBP course is a great way of ensuring all staff are trained in and practicing the core CYP IAPT principles and practices to improve service effectiveness. EEBP has a focus on core skills, assessment, and brief, low intensity interventions.