The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 1 Issue 2

Issues for workforce development


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Take your partners

Bill Davidson

Bill Davidson provides a personal perspective about access to psychological therapies.

Improving access to psychological therapies: implications for the mental health workforce

Graham Turpin, Roslyn Hope, Ruth Duffy, Matt Fossey, James Seward

Despite the emergence of NICE guidelines regarding the effectiveness and appropriateness of psychological therapies for the majority of common mental health problems, access to…

The availability of therapy and therapists: the stepped care model as a possible solution

Kevin Gournay

This article sets out to provide information regarding the evidence base for psychological treatments and to demonstrate that the number of mental health professionals who are…

Let's talk: a different take on improving access to psychological therapies

Moira Fraser

The recent focus on improving access to psychological therapies led by Richard Layard has generated wide‐scale debate. This article looks at this debate and the potential…

Regulation and governance of the psychological therapies

Rosalind Mead

This paper provides a description of statutory regulation as it applies to currently regulated professions and as a model for practitioners of psychological therapies. It…

Acute solutions and beyond: lessons on service user involvement

Laura Lea

This paper describes how service user involvement at all levels can offer a different route for the provision of good quality care for people experiencing mental distress. Taking…

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