NSW health department Principal Clinical Psychologists Pip Bowden and Shehzi Yusaf have collaborated with Dr Alice Shires from UTS and have been successful in gaining a Cross Boundary Allied Health HETI grant with ISLHD Allied Health Services and Western Sydney LHD for an 8-week online training in Mindfulness Integrated CBT developed by Clinical Psychologist, Bruno Cayoun. This training will be delivered by Alice Shires, Senior Lecturer at UTS.
The training will be provided to 30 Psychologists from the NSW Health Department over 8 weeks between March and May 2023.
This initiative will provide training in MiCBT to UTS Clinical Psychology Masters students in their last year of training in parallel with the training for Psychologists working in the field. We hope this will increase the number of clinical placements available for those clinicians wishing to utilise MiCBT and supervise clinical psychology trainees.