The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) have recently completed a Department of Health commissioned review of adult psychological therapies to improve workforce planning. It has recommended a consensus definition of what a psychological therapist is across all therapy modalities and provides data on what is currently known about this workforce - the focus is on non-IAPT services. The report is intended for policymakers and decision-makers across the NHS. ACAT took part in the consultations and we believe this is an important review from ACAT's perspective.
ACAT has been accepted as one of the professional bodies currently providing training for psychological therapists. Importantly, the CfWI definition of a psychological therapist includes CAT Practitioners as well as CAT Psychotherapists, and CAT Practitioners are included within existing workforce numbers in the CfWI report.
Please take the time and opportunity to read the report, and to ensure that your managers/commissioners and relevant other contacts know of its existence. It may be useful to use this in conjunction with the Talking about CAT Commissioner’s leaflet and PowerPoint presentations.
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