Talking therapy guides

Te Pou’s series of talking therapy guides for mental health and addiction staff support them to assist the growing diversity of people they work with. The guides are assisting practitioners to form effective therapeutic relationships, and adapt therapies to meet the specific needs of:

  • service users and their family members
  • older adults
  • Māori
  • Pasifika peoples
  • asian people
  • refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants
  • people with problematic substance use.

The skills and competencies required to deliver talking therapies effectively are acquired through training and maintained through clinical supervision and practice (Scottish Government, 2011).