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Trainee High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

Job summary

Please be aware that when applying for this post there is an expectation that the post-holder will also independently apply for the October 2023 Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapy High Intensity Post Graduate Diploma with Birmingham University. The university selection process will run independently of Wolverhampton Talking Therapies selection process, and a candidate must be successful at both to be offered a position.

Successful candidates should:

Have a BABCP recognised core profession qualification and have been practising in that role for at least a year post completing the training. You would need to provide qualification and registration documents as proof at the interview. The Core Professions list is available here.

Applicants without a core profession (such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP)* or Counsellors without UKCP or BACP accreditation) must be able to demonstrate they have met the KSA criteria by completion of a KSA portfolio prior to interview. You will be asked to submit your completed self-statements prior to your interview date.

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If you are currently working as a PWP, at least 2 years of post-qualification experience is an essential requirement.

Main duties of the job

Wolverhampton Talking Therapies offers intervention for Depression and all anxiety disorders. As a service we consistently excel with above average moving to recovery rates, positive client feedback and exceptionally high job satisfaction from our team.

With the team having changed management in the last 2 years, a number of positive improvements have been introduced including blended (office and remote) working opportunities, the championing of specialist areas and a strong emphasis on funded CPD.

In this role the post holder will be required to attend 2 days of teaching with University of Birmingham, and provide 3 days of clinical practice per week offering assessment and High Intensity Treatment to patients presenting with common mental health problems including Depression and all anxiety disorders. The post holder will receive appropriate support and supervision throughout their training journey.

Similarly, the clinical placement is expected to take place via a combination of in-person and remote working.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a trainee with Wolverhampton Talking Therapies service, and they will be delivering high intensity CBT interventions learnt whilst undertaking the academic components of the role.

The post holder will be expected to undertake professional postgraduate training in CBT alongside the delivery of psychological therapies as part of the Stepped Care Model. Working at Step 3 the post holder will learn and deliver a range of evidence based interventions, for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

Please note, if you apply for this training position with more than organisation/IAPT service, you will be required to select once service with which to progress your application.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.


  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.

Skills / Personal Qualities


  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effects of training.
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Computer literate.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.

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