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Competences Required for the Delivery of High and Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions

Dolphin

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http://journals.cambridge.org/actio...3906&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1352465814000290

Competences Required for the Delivery of High and Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Katharine A. Rimesa1 c1, Janet Wingrovea2, Rona Moss-Morrisa3 and Trudie Chaldera3

a1 King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, UK

a2 South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Hospital Trust, London, UK

a3 King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, UK

Abstract

Background: Cognitive behavioural interventions are effective in the treatment of chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (sometimes known as ME or CFS/ME) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Such interventions are increasingly being provided not only in specialist settings but in primary care settings such as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. There are no existing competences for the delivery of “low-intensity” or “high-intensity” cognitive behavioural interventions for these conditions. Aims: To develop “high-intensity” and “low-intensity” competences for cognitive behavioural interventions for chronic fatigue, CFS/ME and IBS. Method:The initial draft drew on a variety of sources including treatment manuals and other information from randomized controlled trials. Therapists with experience in providing cognitive behavioural interventions for CF, CFS/ME and IBS in research and clinical settings were consulted on the initial draft competences and their suggestions for minor amendments were incorporated into the final versions. Results: Feedback from experienced therapists was positive. Therapists providing low intensity interventions reported that the competences were also helpful in highlighting training needs. Conclusions: These sets of competences should facilitate the training and supervision of therapists providing cognitive behavioural interventions for chronic fatigue, CFS/ME and IBS. The competences are available online (see table of contents for this issue: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_BCP) or on request from the first author.

Keywords:

Competences;
CBT;
low-intensity;
high-intensity;
chronic fatigue syndrome;
irritable bowel syndrome

Correspondence

c1 Reprint requests to Katharine A. Rimes, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. E-mail: katharine.rimes@kcl.ac.uk
 

Dolphin

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I just read this. I didn't find it interesting or informative. It just gave background that CBT is used in the area and then briefly discussed how the competences were drawn up. It didn't discuss the contents except for this brief comment:

The therapists providing low intensity interventions also indicated that the competences were broadly appropriate, with minor suggestions that were also included (e.g. emphasizing the ability to express empathy regarding any previous lack of understanding from others).