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CBT Therapist / Senior PWP
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF26743

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/03/2019

Job live date: 30/01/2019

Salary: £40,792 - £43,267 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term

We are looking for an experienced CBT Therapist / Senior PWP to join the AnDY Research Clinic ( The clinic provides assessment and evidence-based interventions for children aged 7-17 with anxiety and depression. This post is ideal for someone looking to step up from an NHS Band 6 to 7 or 7 to 8A role or someone looking to gain experience working with children and young people.

The post-holder will undertake clinical assessments and treatment within the clinic, provide cover on the risk rota, and provide clinical supervision to junior members of the clinical team. They will also facilitate research within the clinic. All clinicians in the service collect routine outcome data from every case at every session and use Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs) to inform treatment decision-making and plans. We work in collaboration with children, young people, and parents and they are actively involved in all aspects of our clinical and research work.

This role is based within the ANDY Research Clinic, which is part of the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, located on the Whiteknights Campus at the University of Reading. The clinic, established in 2017, provides evidence-based brief interventions for children and young people with an anxiety disorder and/or depression. All children, young people, and families who use the service are invited to contribute to research in a variety of ways. This can range from using their anonymised routine data through to taking part in formal randomised controlled trials to evaluate treatment effectiveness. We offer structured diagnostic assessments and evidence-based interventions for depression and anxiety disorders. Interventions involve individual therapy with young people, direct work with parents of anxious children, group interventions, and guided self-help. We receive referrals from the Children, Young People, and Families (CYPF) HealthHub provided by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT); we also work closely with other local services (e.g., those run by local authorities). We employ a range of staff including Clinical Psychologists, Psychological Well-Being Practitioners (PWPs), and Trainee PWPs. We also provide training opportunities in research and clinical work for BSc, MSci, MSc, and PhD students.

You will have:

  • Formally recognised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to post graduate diploma level or an IAPT-accredited Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments
  • Experience of working as a qualified CBT Therapist / Senior PWP (preferably in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or equivalent).
  • Training and experience in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (preferably with children and young people with anxiety and depression).
  • Experience of providing supervision for clinicians delivering CBT.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based, low-intensity psychological interventions for anxiety in depression.
  • Experience of risk assessment and risk management plus knowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation and guidelines.
  • Experience of using Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs) in clinical practice plus knowledge of why ROMs are important.

Interview date: 8th of March

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Contact role:

Clinical Lead

Contact role:

Clinic Director

Contact name:

Dr Ray Percy

Contact name:

Polly Waite

Contact phone:

0118 378 4682

Contact phone:

0118 378 5534

Contact email:

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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