The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 5 Issue 2

Issues for workforce development


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Bridging the theory‐practice gap in student nurse training: an evaluation of a personal and professional development programme

Albert Odro, Carmel Clancy, John Foster

A key challenge facing pre‐registration nurse educators is to turn out students who are fit for practice by the end of their training (United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing…

The use of brief interventions to facilitate attitudinal changes in medical students

Hany El‐Sayeh, Godfrey Pell, Simon Budd, Charlotte Heaps, Naomi Quinton, Vikram Jha

There have been long‐standing difficulties with the recruitment of medical students into psychiatry. One of the reasons for this may be the perceived stigma attached to the…

Approved social worker to approved mental health professional: evaluating the impact of changes within education and training

Jo Parker

The Mental Health Act 2007 (HM Government, 2007) replaced the approved social worker (ASW) with the approved mental health professional (AMHP), opening up the role to some…

Training mental health care professionals in behavioural family therapy: an audit of trainers' experiences in the West Midlands

Gráinne Fadden, Rebecca Heelis, Radha Bisnauth

The purpose of this audit was to explore the experiences of 42 professionals trained over a three‐year period as trainers in behavioural family therapy. Trainers completed a…

Is it acceptable to patients to have supported self‐help interventions delivered through psycho‐educational groups? A qualitative study on the reasons stated for dropout

Tikka Rachael, Laura Blackhall, Claire Jones, Annette Law

Group‐based psycho‐educational interventions offer a cost‐effective solution to meeting the very high level of demand for psychological services in primary care. This qualitative…

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