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Psychotherapy requirements as recommended by the College: awareness and achievement by senior house officers

  • Shruti Agarwal (a1), Yolisha Singh (a2), Vikram Palanisamy (a3), Rajasekar Basker (a4) and Rohan Van Der Speck (a5)...
Abstract
Aims and Method

We questioned 141 senior house officers (SHOs) across three training schemes in order to ascertain the awareness and achievement of psychotherapy requirements as recommended by the College. A structured questionnaire was used and administered either in person or over the telephone to all SHOs. Of all the trainees surveyed, 32 were eligible for MRCPsych part II.

Results

Only 9% of the SHOs eligible for MRCPsych part II were able to meet the requirements. Less than a third of all trainees were aware of the College guidelines.

Clinical Implications

Trainees face a number of practical problems in meeting the College guidelines. Psychotherapy training for basic specialist trainees is in need of urgent review and steps need to be taken to ensure that SHOs are gaining basic psychotherapeutic skills.

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Psychotherapy requirements as recommended by the College: awareness and achievement by senior house officers

  • Shruti Agarwal (a1), Yolisha Singh (a2), Vikram Palanisamy (a3), Rajasekar Basker (a4) and Rohan Van Der Speck (a5)...
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