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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Annex A 
Our Ref: FoI   
Date: 15 June   2015

Dear G Ward, 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FoI) request received on 24 May 2015. You 
Can you please provide me with the following information; 
1. Where are the 10 Pilot areas for JCP, IAPT/CBT programme announced by the government 
2. Who will administer the Programme and a list of Providers 
3. What professionals are involved in CMHT/IAPT Programme and their Qualifications to carry 
out such a programme 
4. How will this be conducted within JCP ie: Telephone,F2F,Computer,Other? 
We are able to provide the following information. 
1)  Pilot areas are still being considered for co-location with IAPT services, and will be 
announced when they are confirmed.  
No areas are yet confirmed for early access to supported online CBT. 
2)  IAPT services co-located in Jobcentres will be administered by the NHS or those 
contracted to work on behalf of the NHS.  
The procurement process for providers of supported online CBT is still at an early stage.  
Providers will be named when that process has been completed.  The contract will be 
administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. 
3)  IAPT therapists are trained to provide NICE approved and evidence based 
psychological therapies to treat people with depression and anxiety disorders. The 
training is based around competency frameworks produced by the programme. All IAPT 
training courses are accredited by the relevant professional body.  The following 
qualifications are required to practice within IAPT services: 

  Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) (Step 2 practitioner): IAPT PWP training 
course accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS). 
  High Intensity Therapist (HIT) (Step 3 practitioner) will be qualified in at least one of 
the following: 
-  CBT HIT training accredited by BABCP 
-  Counselling for Depression accredited by BACP 
-  Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) accredited by British 
Psychoanalytic Council 
-  Interpersonal Psychotherapy accredited by IPTUK  
-  Couples Therapy for Depression accredited by British Society of Couple 
Psychotherapists and Counsellors 
Information about the entry qualifications and training required for therapists in IAPT 
services is available at
therapies/careers-in-psychological-therapies/high-intensity-therapist/; and
4)  Given that confidential space to deliver therapy is available in Jobcentre Plus premises, 
IAPT services will be conducting assessments and face-to-face therapy sessions in 
Jobcentres, in the same way that they are provided in other community settings. 
Supported online CBT will be conducted through computers via instant messaging and 
video communication tools, and via telephone. 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number 
Yours sincerely,  
DWP Strategy FoI Team 
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