Primary Mental Health Worker, Tiffany Howl has successfully attained her Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence based Psychotherapies for Children and Young People (CBT Pathway) from the University of Manchester.

The Postgraduate programme gives health and social care professionals working in Children and Young People IAPT services the skills to be able to deliver:

• Cognitive and behaviour therapy interventions for internalising disorders (8-17 year olds)

• Parent training interventions for conduct problems (3-10 year olds)

• Systemic family practice for depression and self-harm, conduct disorders and eating disorders

Tiffany initially found the secondment difficult as she was required to video record client sessions and take them to be viewed at group supervision. However, she now believes having achieved her Postgraduate Diploma, it will prove beneficial.

She said: “At first I found returning to education so soon after a 6 month break from completing my Master’s degree in Health Psychology a challenge but once I got into the course, I soon realised the positives of the Postgraduate Diploma.

“I can truly say this Postgraduate Diploma will make me a better therapist going forward, whether this is at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group or another organisation going forward.”