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Let's get talking - Practice support: Competencies, training and supervision for talking therapies delivery

This resource is part of a suite of tools developed by Te Pou to support mental health and addiction services increase access to quality evidence-based talking therapies.

For talking therapies, there are different levels of practice, with extended and flexible roles ranging from specialist and registered health practitioners to non-regulated and peer workforce.

The Let's get talking - Practice support tool aims to provide information to guide practitioners about the competencies, training and supervision needed to deliver talking therapies effectively in mental health and addiction services. It is designed for use in primary, secondary (DHB) and non-government organisations (NGO) by practitioners, where it is the responsibility of the practitioner to maintain competence to deliver safe and effective practice.

This Practice support tool is designed for use with adult populations.

The Practice support tool is divided into two parts.

  • Part 1: Information and guidance on competencies, training and supervision.
  • Part 2: Tables of suggested resources for competencies, training and supervision.
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