This question was prompted by by Prof Kendall’s response to my previous post ‘flexibility within fidelity’, he writes:
‘THANKS…I agree—sometimes I say change the system when, in reality, it takes time and may not be possible in some places‘.
This is the time of year when many of us look at workshops we might attend to boost our CPD . There are many good ones at CBTReach and bespokemental health that focus on the delivery of an empirically supported treatment. But by and large they are by clinicians who do not have the constraints to which clinicians in routine practice are subjected e.g number of sessions, meaningless outcome measures, sanctions for not achieving targets. BABCP run workshops by clinicians working in low intensity interventions but they lack the evidence base of randomised controlled trials with independent assessment.
It may be that clinicians in routine practise are rather like the 1000 + sub-postmasters prosecuted by the Post Office. Their voice has also not been heard over the past 15 years and they have struggled to implement a flawed system, one which has not been subjected to independent evaluation. Is NHS Talking Therapies any better than the Post Office/Fuijitsu.?
Dr Mike Scott