IAPT National Networking Forum 2018
The 2018 IAPT National Networking Forum is a national educational event that brings together psychological therapies professionals from across the country to share knowledge, experience and insight that will enable your service to achieve better results. In order to improve access and recovery rates, this unique conference has been designed to provide:
By confirming your place at this forum, you will join a national network of thought-leading psychological therapies teams and ensure that you understand how to deliver effective, accessible therapy for everyone that needs it. Through a flexible mix of presentations, group discussions, workshops and speaker Q&A, you will discover how other IAPT services are reaching national targets and making a lasting impact on their patients’ mental health.
Don’t miss your annual opportunity to be inspired by IAPT services from across the country.
- National Update: mapping national access and recovery results as linked to modes of delivery, cost effectiveness and clinical effectiveness
- Learn from NHS England about Long Term Conditions: outcomes from the early implementers and how your service can deliver successful interventions
- Discover how to manager Medically Unexplained Symptoms: improve your understanding of MUSs and what IAPT can do to help this client group
- Understand the NICE digital therapy evaluation programme: how could the findings improve your service delivery?
- Find out how cCBT can be used to ensure you reach more people, more effectively: exploring how to train staff and implement cCBT in line with NICE guidelines
- Workshops part I: pick from the following engaging workshops: 1) Delivering Perinatal Psychological Therapies: strategies and innovations for improving access to perinatal psychological care, 2) Strenghtening your Step 2 Provisions: facilitating a more clinically effective team, 3) Effective Support for Veterans: developing meaningful support around comorbidity, complexity and PTSD
- Workshops part II: 4) Approaching Patients with Trauma – can IAPT help with trauma? Establishing what is appropriate at step 2 and 3 or choose 5) Effective Clinical Supervisions – Ensuring that clinical supervisions provide helpful and responsible guidance for your team
By networking and sharing of ideas, this valuable day will bring you together with everyone working in IAPT. Find out what other services have been doing, so you can see what works, share difficulties and gather ideas to go back to your service inspired. With over 70 people already confirmed to attend, here are details of some of the job titles and organisations you can expect to meet:
- Clinical Lead, Clinical Supervisor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Team Leader, Clinical Team Manager, Clinical Services Manager IAPT, Clinical Director, Deputy Clinical Service Manager
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, CBT Practitioner, Executive Director of CBT and Evidence Based Programmes, cCBT Service Manager, CEO, Consultant Psychologist
- Head of Service - Therapy for You, Head of Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service, Head of Service for Mental Health
- IAPT Team Manager, IAPT Programme Manager, IAPT Service Manager, Deputy IAPT Manager
- Mental Health Commissioning and Performance Manager, Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Commissioning, Network Manager
- Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, PWP Team Leader, Psychological Therapist, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Applied Science, Psychotherapist, Network Manager
- Senior PWP, Specialist Psychological Therapist (CBT), Senior Clinical Psychologist, Senior Lecturer, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Service Manager, Senior Technical Analyst, Trainee PWP
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Your annual opportunity to discover evidence-based best practice to improve access and recovery rates in IAPT
|8.00||Registration and refreshments|
|8.50||Chair’s opening remarks |
Dr Amanda Gatherer, Chief Psychologist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust and Chair, IAPT EAG West Midlands
2018 Progress Update
|9.00||National IAPT update: mapping the current position and routes to progression |
IAPT in 2018: national results from the past year and focal points for 2018
Balancing therapeutic effectiveness with cost effectiveness: how it works in practice
Developing alternative delivery methods without reducing recovery rates: what is available?
Professor David Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Developing New Initiatives
|9.30||Expanding IAPT services to deliver successful interventions for long term conditions |
Commissioning for LTCs by April: what your team should be delivering in this area
Outcomes from early implementers: what the pilot sites can tell us about effectiveness
Ensuring quality staff training: understanding how to approach those with LTCs
Ursula James, IAPT Programme Manager, NHS England
|10.00||Managing medically unexplained symptoms: using CBT techniques to improve outcomes |
Medically unexplained symptoms: mapping the nature and size of the issue
What can IAPT do? Developing and delivering generalised psychological interventions for MUS
Using your knowledge of treating anxiety: applying existing skills to a new challenge
Paul Salkovskis, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science, University of Bath
Gathering Evidence for New Modes of Delivery
|11.00||NICE and NHS England collaborative evaluation of digitally enabled therapies |
Outlining the project: NICE assessment and NHS England evaluation in practice
Areas of assessment: technology content, digital technical assessment, clinical effectiveness and cost and resource impact
Outcomes from the first assessments: next steps and future plans
Harriet Unsworth, Senior Technical Analyst (IAPT assessment briefings), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
|11.30||Utilising cCBT to increase access, streamline resources and improve recovery rates |
Keeping up to date with NICE guidelines: how is it recommended to use cCBT?
Training staff to deliver cCBT: understanding the specific skills needed
Ensuring the right support for staff: responding to challenges and continued developments
Marie Chellingsworth, Director, The CBT Resource
|12.00||Group discussion: Enabling new pathways with adequate training and staff support |
When your service take on a new challenge, how do you ensure that staff are supported and know how to deliver effectively? Discuss how you can extend training past the initial drive and create a service in which staff have the time and drive to learn new things.
Workshops Part 1
|1.40||Each workshop will be 1 hour and 20 minutes made up of presentation and discussion or working through practical examples.|
Attendees can choose one workshop from the following:
|Workshop 1: Delivering Perinatal Psychological Therapies|
|Strategies and innovations for improving access in perinatal care |
Developing the Perinatal Pathway in IAPT: targeting responsibilities to improve access and quality
Sharing knowledge: working with midwives and health workers to identify mothers in need
Clarifying IAPT's role in working with other Perinatal Services
Joanne Gill, Consultant Clinical Lead, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
|Workshop 2: Developing your Step 2 Service|
|Strengthening your Step 2 provisions: facilitating a more clinically effective team |
Reviewing Step 2 protocols: understanding the huge variation in standards and goals
Working with complexity: delivering specialist training across step 2, including supervisors
Educating your team about therapist drift: why is it important to recognise drift?
Nicola Kirkland-Davis, Clinical Coordinator/ Senior Therapist, iCOPE
|Workshop 3: Effective Support for Veterans|
|Delivering meaningful psychological support for veterans: comorbidity, complexity and PTSD |
What we know about veteran mental health & comorbidity: does being a veteran increase the risk of comorbidity?
Are drug & alcohol rates elevated in PTSD? What this means for engagement with psychological services
How you can effectively treat veterans who misuse substances and have PTSD: a parallel approach
Nicola Salsbury, Psychotherapist, Military Veterans’ Service, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Workshops Part 2
|3.20||Each workshop will be 1 hour and 20 minutes made up of presentation and discussion or working through practical examples.|
Attendees can choose one workshop from the following:
|Workshop 4: Approaching Patients with Trauma|
|Can IAPT help patients with trauma? Establishing what is appropriate at step 2 and 3 |
Understanding trauma: refresher on the definitions, causes and manifestations of trauma
Thorough initial assessments: what if a patient only discloses trauma at a later point?
Evaluating the relevance of past trauma in relation to the current psychological state
Dr Michael J Scott, Consultant Psychologist
|Workshop 5: Effective Clinical Supervisions|
|Ensuring that clinical supervisions are helpful and responsible: strong guidance for your team |
Retaining clinical focus: stopping clinical supervision from becoming management supervision
Communicating more effectively: presenting advice in an encouraging, not discouraging, way
Responding to repeated concerns: arranging training and guidance for weaker areas
Amanda Farr, Clinical Lead, Lets Talk Wellbeing, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
|4.40||Close of day|
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