TRAINING IN GUIDED SELF-HELP FOR LOW INTENSITY PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS

引導式短期自助心理治療

Students in Training in Guided Self-Help for Low Intensity Psychological Interventions can get in touch with: Application of evidence-based psychological principles in the treatment of common mental disorders and the promotion of mental health using the guided self-help approach.

學生可在引導式短期自助心理治療學習到: 實証支持的臨床心理服務,常見精神疾病的心理評估,短期認知行為心理治療等。

It aims to train undergraduate students in psychology to provide structured assessments and guided self-help of low intensity psychological interventions to individuals with milder levels of mental conditions under the supervision of clinical psychologists. 

Courses in this concentration area make use of role-plays and other experiential learning modes, along with procedural and reflective practice to prepare students to enter into the workforce as Psychological Wellbeing Officers. The concentration area aims to narrow the huge gap between supply and societal demand for psychological services. 

The training and practice in this concentration area is modeled after the nation-wide Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme in the United Kingdom, which serves over 1 million people each year with a recovery rate close to 50%. 

這個專修範圍旨在為心理學本科生提供相關的訓練,以便為有上述困擾的市民提供結構性心理評估及引導式短期自助心理治療。此類服務皆由臨床心理學家提供督導。

此專修範圍主要著重於透過角色扮演及其他體驗性的訓練,並伴有循序漸進及反思性的學習模式,令學生具備從事心理健康相關工作的能力。此專修範圍將致力於收窄心理健康服務上極大的供求差距。 


以上的訓練與實習均仿效源自英國的全國性心理治療普及化計劃(IAPT)。該計劃每年服務超過一百萬市民,並帶來近五成的康復率。

Stepped Care Model

階梯支援模式

The stepped care model may be able to alleviate this burden and increase efficiency by providing interventions to individuals based on their level of mental health needs and by training non-professionals to provide low intensity psychological interventions for those with milder levels of mental health conditions. 

Compared to the long waiting time of public psychological services and expensive costs of private services, the stepped care model characterised by guided self-help for low intensity psychological interventions is highly accessible and can be delivered at a lower cost.  

階梯支援模式將有助於緩和醫療負擔並提高服務效率。階梯支援模式將為受心理健康困擾較輕的
人士提供根據其心理健康狀況而調整的服務。這些服務雖由非專業人士提供,但服務提供者均經過有系統的訓練。

與輪候時間冗長的公共心理服務和高昂費用的私家心理服務相比,階梯支援模式提供的引導式短期自助心理治療將大大縮減輪候時間及費用。