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Enhanced Psychological Practice (EPP) programme

Enhanced Psychological Practice (EPP) programme

Enhanced Psychological Practice (EPP) programme

Since launching in August 2021, over 2600 people have accessed the eLearning modules that underpin the Enhanced Psychological Practice (EPP) programme for adults.

The programme is for public and third sector staff working in primary care mental health roles, or working alongside Psychological Therapists and Practitioners, with no previous training in psychological interventions or therapies.

Modules use evidence-based interventions in working with people presenting with common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.

The EPP-Adult e-Learning modules can be used as a way of upskilling or form part of the 6 month (full time) Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and NES accredited EPP-Adult programme, which has recently inducted its second cohort of learners.

It is recognised that staff working in these settings have a diverse range of background knowledge and skills, and the programme aims to provide a flexible learning opportunity to meet their education and training needs.

All 3 EPP-Adult e-Learning modules are accessible via Turas Learn:

  • Module 1 – Engagement and Assessment of Common Mental Health Problems: This module includes ethical practice and record keeping, an overview of common mental health problems, engagement skills, assessment skills including: information gathering, information giving and shared decision making
  • Module 2 – Evidence-Based Enhanced Psychological Practice for Common Mental Health Problems: This module includes knowledge and skills for the provisions of evidence-based enhanced psychological interventions and delivery methods
  • Module 3 – Values, Employment, and Context: This module introduces the concepts of diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism and equips learners with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competences to deliver enhanced psychological interventions within an inclusive values-driven service.

You can find out more about the EPP Programme on our website.

June, 22 2022