What are the factors that help or hinder CBT trainees developing skills in Guided Discovery?

Roscoe, Jason and Bates, Elizabeth (2022) What are the factors that help or hinder CBT trainees developing skills in Guided Discovery? In: BABCP 50th Annual Conference, 21-23 July 2022, Imperial College London, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Training as a CBT Therapist involves attending a Masters level course which is a blend of teaching, supervision and placement within a mental health service. Whilst most trainees are existing mental health professionals, the style of working is often new, in particular, the approach that is called Guided Discovery. This is an integral part of formulation and treatment requiring trainees to refrain from advice giving, instead emphasising collaboration and Socratic Dialogue. This can be in stark contrast to the more didactic style that trainees are familiar with prior to embarking on their training. Little is known at present about the experiences of CBT trainees when learning this new skill, specifically, how they assimilate this with existing ways of working and the challenges this might involve. This research is a preliminary attempt to understand factors that help and hinder skill acquisition. Eighteen trainee CBT practitioners undertaking the final module of IAPT high intensity training completed an online questionnaire answering eight open ended questions that sought to understand their experience of learning skills in GD. In particular, the questions looked to determine factors that assisted in understanding GD and potential obstacles. A grounded theory approach was applied to the data with four key themes emerging. These themes were used to develop a preliminary model of factors that enable or inhibit skills in GD. Implications of the findings for CBT trainers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Additional Information: Presented in the 'Developing technologies for the implementation of CBT across disorders' session, chaired by Jason Roscoe, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2022 09:19
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 09:34
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6565

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