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A national survey of psychosocial intervention training and skills in early intervention services in England

Alison Brabban (Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys Mental Health Trust/University of Durham)
Mike Kelly (Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust/Bournemouth University)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the level of training in psychosocial interventions among staff in the 119 early intervention in psychosis (EIP) teams that were established at the time. A brief questionnaire was sent to each of the teams asking for details of the composition of the team, and for details of any training in psychosocial interventions (PSI) the members of the team had undergone. Fifty‐two questionnaires were returned (44%). Over half of the teams had input from social workers, clinical psychologists and occupational therapists to compliment the nursing provision, though less than 50% employed support workers or had specific psychiatry input. All but two of the teams returning the questionnaire had members of staff trained in PSI though the type of training tended to reflect availability of local training provision. The results are discussed and practical recommendations are made to ensure evidencebased care is implemented within EIP.

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Citation

Brabban, A. and Kelly, M. (2008), "A national survey of psychosocial intervention training and skills in early intervention services in England", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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