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IAPT: The best laid schemes

5 Oct, 09 | by Steven Reid, Evidence-Based Mental Health

Oh dear, Lord Layard will not be happy, but Zoe Williams will be. It looks like the wheels may be coming off the UK government’s plans to provide cognitive behavioural therapy for all – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. With reports that there aren’t enough suitably-qualified therapists to go around and that funding may be in jeopardy, The Observer reports:

A flagship government strategy to train an army of therapists to get the nation off antidepressants and into work could be dramatically scaled back amid claims it is experiencing problems. More here.

I wonder if there is any provision for psychotherapy in David Cameron’s ‘Get Britain Working’ programme?

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