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How PWP Training is different

How PWPs are different

The work of PWPs is unique. They see large numbers of patients each day for 30 minutes at a time and for a relatively short number of sessions. They combine a triaging and assessment role (to whoever comes through the door) with specific treatment interventions primarily for anxiety, depression and LTC problems. With some of these interventions, they can be considered to be Talking Therapies specialists – such as with guided self-help. In addition to this, the field is changing rapidly. There are many PWPs who trained prior to COM-B and new demands and interventions are becoming part of their role all the time (LTCs and Exercise interventions come immediately to mind). All this work is very different from HIT and deserve specific and specialist PWP CPD

Additionally, since mandatory PWP Registration there is also now a minimum of 6 hours CPD skills training required by all PWPs .

How is PWP Training different?

The PWP Training Library is a growing video on-demand training catalogue opening with 30 topics and more added to each month. Its initial content has been specifically chosen with reference to two geographically diverse PWP Regional surveys and we welcome further suggestions. Let us know what you need info@PWP.Training

These on-demand trainings are typically between 15-45 minutes each in length and provided by experienced PWPs, PWP academics and PWP specialists. This is for a number of reasons.

Firstly, their length means they can be accessed at a convenient time (during DNAs, just prior to seeing a client that you could need extra support with or of an evening). No need to take whole or even half days out from client contact. It also means no Team fatigue

Secondly, with short presentations and demonstrations, the trainings are to-the-point. No longer spending a day on a topic and only coming away with half a dozen bullet points

Thirdly, all presenters have an intimate knowledge of PWP work and needs. It means that all content is directly relevant to PWPs. No longer any head scratching as you try and decide how to adapt a HIT CPD event to specific PWP needs.

Finally, access to all trainings is for a period of 12 months. That means you can watch and rewatches needed rather than trying to remember something you heard in a training six months ago but which you really need now.

The Content:

The PWP Library trainings fall into three (colour coded) categories.

Presentations (Purple) covering both Back-to-Basics topics (such a iCBT and COM-B) as well as more specialist issues (like the use of Spoon Theory and Marketing PWP Work to Different Communities)

Interviews (Grey) on issues of controversy or new developments (like Step 2 or Step 3? Or How to Work with Complexity as a PWP)

Demonstrations (Orange)  show the use of PWP strategies in (unscripted) professional roleplays with non-clinical volunteers (such as ERP with OCD or Behavioural Experiments)

And did I mention the price…?

All trainings cost £15 each. But if your team purchases access to the whole PWP Training Library the price comes down to £1.81 (or less) per training per person. This is not a misprint and will be great news to whoever makes the purchasing decision.

Finally… who exactly are PWP Training?

PWP Training is a branch of SDS Seminars ( an evidence based mental health training organisation of over 30 years standing. Director Paul Grantham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist. Just over 200,000 delegates have attended SDS courses over that period.

*All prices plus VAT

Not surprisingly, the PWP Training Library has not come out of nowhere. Hours of conversations with multiple stakeholders and support from all our presenters (present and future) have been invaluable. Particularly (but not exclusively) I’d like to thank… 

Andrew Beck, Adrian Whittington, Paul Farrand, Liz Kell, Liz Ruth, Sharon Prince, Estelle Moore, Gita E Bhutani, Allan Laville, Sophie Strange, Gisela Unsworth, Emma Hayden, Carole Mortlock, Heather Stonebank, Clare Baguley, Aleksandra Hristova, Mark Papworth, Josh Cable, Eve Bampton-Wilton, Daniela Zigova, Jo Cunningham, Amy Blakemore and Mia Bennion