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Accredited training in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: a national survey

Hilary Mairs (Mental Health, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust)
Nick Arkle (Patient Experience/PSI Lead, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

Abstract

The widespread provision of evidence‐based psychosocial interventions (PSI) for people who experience psychosis and their families requires that the mental health workforce has access to educational and training programmes in these treatment approaches. Such training has been available in England since 1992 when the first PSI programmes were established at The Institute of Psychiatry, London and The University of Manchester. While training is now more widely available (Brooker, 2002), little is known about the extent and distribution of training across England, or of the detail of individual programmes. To remedy this, the NIMHE National PSI Implementation Workgroup conducted a survey of university accredited PSI education/training in January 2006.Twenty‐six courses were represented in the returns from the eight regions served by CSIP regional development centres. This paper presents the findings of this survey and discusses the current provision of PSI training in England in 2006.

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Mairs, H. and Arkle, N. (2008), "Accredited training in psychosocial interventions for psychosis: a national survey", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 4-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800010

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