IAPT Adult CBT Therapy Programmes Deputy Director 

Department: Psychology
Salary: £69,322 to £81,646, including London Weighting Allowance
Campus: Denmark Hill

Job Description

The King’s College London (KCL) Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the longest running CBT diploma in the UK, has been part of the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme since 2008. We are a British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Practitioners (BABCP) Accredited level 2 course. Contracted by Health Education England (HEE) trainees attend university two days a week to learn NICE guidance evidence based psychological interventions. Trainees are employed on a one-year training contract and work in IAPT services three days a week.

The PG Dip in CBT provides practical, intensive and detailed clinical skills training to facilitate skills development and competence in CBT. It aims to equip trainees, under supervision, to become skilled and creative independent CBT practitioners in accordance with BABCP guidelines.  The programme aims to enable students to develop a critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to CBT  and develop specialist post-qualification competency in CBT for common psychiatric disorders.

The post holder will contribute to overall responsibility for the delivery within the College of the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT (IAPT) and related commissions (eg supervision training).

He/she will be expected to support the co-Directors in providing strategic leadership, development and operational management of the programme, across the four modules.

The co-Directors lead jointly on liaison with external bodies: NHS England (which regulates the training nationally), Health Education England (HEE) which commissions the training, BABCP which accredits the training. They also play an active role in IAPT national developments, liaise with IAPT course directors and participate in IAPT workforce groups.

The co-Directors support each other in their lead roles and are based in the Department of Psychology, IoPPN, King’s College London, Denmark Hill Campus. The Deputy Director will become part of this team.


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