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Let's get talking - Assessment: How to match talking therapies to peoples’ needs

This guidance document is part of a suite of tools developed by Te Pou to support mental health and addiction services increase access to evidence-based talking therapies using a stepped care approach. It aims to support best practice in the field of therapy and its delivery.

The Let’s get talking Assessment tool provides clinicians and services with guidance on how to assess and match people to different levels of talking therapies using a stepped care approach. It also facilitates review of progress to enable movement between levels of therapy according to peoples’ needs.

The tool has been designed for use in both primary and secondary health care services, and may be adapted for your service.

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