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CYP-IAPT and Clinical Psychology: a workshop for pre-qualified and newly qualified clinicians

Friday 30th October 2015 at The Portland Hotel (formerly known as The Thistle Manchester City Centre)

Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) is a new service transformation programme delivered by NHS England that aims to improve and transform existing community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). It is different from Adult IAPT as it does not create standalone services. The programme began in 2011 and has a target to work with CAMH services that cover 60% of the 0-19 population by March 2015. The CYP-IAPT programme is based on a core set of principles guiding service delivery to ensure collaborative working and participation, routine outcome monitoring and evidence based practice.

The CYP-IAPT transformation programme may be particularly relevant for anyone wishing to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in child services in the future. Therefore, this event has been designed for delegates to learn more about how the programme might influence the working practices of Clinical Psychologists. Delegates will learn more about CYP-IAPT principles, the transformations taking place, and the impact of this on current service structures. There will also be interactive taster workshops of the NICE approved interventions being offered (e.g. CBT for anxiety & depression, parenting training, systemic family practice, & interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents) delivered by CYP-IAPT practitioners. Finally, senior professionals involved in the development of the programme will facilitate a round table discussion regarding the programme and what the potential opportunities and challenges might be for Clinical Psychologists working in child services in the future.

This is a new and exciting event for aspiring, in-training, and newly qualified clinical psychologists interested in working in child services. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • For delegates to have an increased understanding and awareness of the CYP-IAPT programme
  • For delegates to gain introductory knowledge and skills in the CYP-IAPT interventions
  • For delegates to improve their understanding of participation and the involvement of children and young people as principles embedded in the CYP-IAPT programme
  • For delegates to increase their networking opportunities with professionals involved in the CYP-IAPT programme
  • For delegates to have an opportunity to consider how the programme might influence the working practices of Clinical Psychologists in the future.

Who is the workshop intended for?

The workshop is aimed at pre qualified (pre-training, in-training) and newly qualified clinical psychologists (up to 2 years post qualification). No prior knowledge is required, purely an interest in working in children's services and in career development.

Please note, bookings for this event closed at 14:30 on Wednesday 21st September 2015

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


Friday 30th October 2015

09:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Opening & introduction to CYP-IAPT (Duncan Law and Service Users)
10:50Refreshment Break
14:15Comfort Break
14:30Round Table discussion with refreshments

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Duncan Law CPsychol AFBPsS

Dr Duncan Law, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 25 years experience working in the NHS, Higher Education, and Third sectors. He is currently Clinical Lead for the London and South East CYP-IAPT Learning Collaborative, at the Anna Freud Centre. He has a particular interest in improving services to children, young people and families, through better collaborative practice and shared-decision making, particularly around the use of goals and Goals Based Outcomes (GBOs) in therapy. He is on the board of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL, and a Project Executive on the MindEd e-learning project. Since its inception, he has been involved with the Department of Health and NHS England, shaping and developing, Children & Young People’s – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT); he sits on the projects Expert Reference Group & Outcomes and Evaluation Group.

Robin Barker,

Robin is a Clinical Nurse Specialist working part-time in community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in London and part-time as a Professional Advisor to Health Education England (HEE) North Central & East London (NCEL). HEE NCEL is the lead education commissioner of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) service transformation programme. Last year Robin was awarded a prestigious Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership where he worked in NHS England on CYP IAPT and other national CAMHS projects. Robin also develops and delivers training for his own company Healthy Teen Minds, is active on Twitter @robinfromcamhs and is constantly searching (unsuccessfully) for ways to reduce the number of acronyms in his professional life.

Dr Andrew Beck CPsychol

Dr Andrew Beck is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS and Hon Senior Lecturer on the Manchester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology where he is course lead on the Children and Families module. He has been senior lecturer on the IAPT and CYP-IAPT program for the past 5 years and leads on several supervisor training courses. He is author of Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression (Routledge 2016) as well as a number of academic articles on transcultural mental health, service user involvement and the impact on sexual abuse and sexual assault on men. He is Chair of the BABCP Equality and Diversity SIG and has worked with colleagues in India to develop the first stand-alone CBT training program in Chennai.


The Portland Hotel

3-5 Portland Street , Manchester , M1 6DP •  Website•  Directions

Please note, this hotel was formerly known as The Thistle Manchester City Centre

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