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Psychotherapy training and the Calman reforms

  • Katharine E. Logan (a1) and Nabila Muzaffar (a1)
Abstract
Aims and Method

There have been major changes in the duration and the requirements of higher specialist training in psychotherapy in the UK. A postal survey was sent to all higher specialist trainees in psychotherapy to study their attitudes to, and experience of, these changes.

Results

Eighty-nine per cent of trainees responded. The majority of trainees expressed concern about the reduction in length of training. There were gaps in provision of some essential training modalities. A substantial group of trainees did not have protected research time.

Clinical Implications

Psychotherapy trainees believe the changes in training sacrifice depth for breadth. This highlights the ongoing debate about the future of psychotherapy within the NHS.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Psychotherapy training and the Calman reforms

  • Katharine E. Logan (a1) and Nabila Muzaffar (a1)
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