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Job Number: SUPP106887
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Health Sciences
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced CBT therapist to join the research team working on a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT). The INTERACT trial is led from the University of Bristol and is being run in collaboration with the University of York and University College London. It is funded by the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) scheme. The post holder will work alongside another 0.5FTE therapist who is established in the role.
The aim of the INTERACT programme is to integrate online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) materials with input from an accredited CBT therapist to deliver CBT to people with depression. The research team have developed an online platform that integrates therapist led CBT with online materials in a novel and flexible way. We have piloted the platform and found it to be acceptable to both therapists and patients. The INTERACT trial will determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of this integrated approach to delivering cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in reducing depressive symptoms and improving quality of life over 12 months in primary care patients with depression.
The CBT practitioner will work using the standard Beckian model for depression. Training in use of the platform and regular expert supervision in the approach will be provided. Initial training in the platform will be provided during the first month of employment, together with training in trial protocols and procedures.
The CBT practitioner will be a mental health professional with current BABCP accreditation. One part-time post (0.5FTE) is available. Funding is available for 12 months in the first instance, but may be extended for (up to) a further 10 months dependent on successful completion of the internal pilot phase. The post will be available from 1st May 2021.
What will you be doing?
You should apply if
You are an experienced CBT practitioner who:
A DBS check will be required in order to obtain a research passport which is needed for the role.
Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd April 2021.
For informal enquires please contact: Professor Nicola Wiles (email@example.com) or Professor David Kessler (firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract type: Open ended with funding until 02 May 2022
Work pattern: Part time
Salary: £38,017 – £41,526 per annum pro rata
School/Unit: Centre for Academic Mental Health, Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School
Shift pattern: n/a
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 11th April 2021.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.
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