How to Beat Depression One Step at a Time: Using Evidence-Based Low Intensity CBT
The IAPT programme, initiated in 2006, offers both high-intensity and low-intensity therapy. There are currently no self-help materials catering for low-intensity patients. This is the first in a new series of short self-help books for low intensity patients, covering topics such as OCD; generalised anxiety; and panic and agoraphobia. The government continues to invest in IAPT, with the focus shifting towards having more low-intensity workers. Based upon an evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy approach, this book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how a patient can work through an issue.
The first of a new series of self-help books for low-intensity patients, a significant gap identified by IAPT workers
Dr Marie Chellingsworth is IAPT Lead, Course Director of Postgraduate certificate in Psychological Therapies, University of Nottingham. She is the editor of PWP Today, a BABCP publication. She organises the national IAPT conferences for Low Intensity Workers/PWPs. Dr Paul Farrand is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Exeter, specialising in clinical education and training in evidence-based psychological interventions. He is involved in various Department of Health education, training and accreditation committees and chairs related committees within the British Psychological Society (BPS) and BABCP.