Personal therapy

The programme does not provide or pay for personal therapy for trainees. However, it does support trainees seeking personal therapy. Trainees considering personal therapy are encouraged to discuss this with either their mentor, tutors, or with the Personal Development Associate Tutor (Naomi Allen at n.allen@lancaster.ac.uk), who will assist them as appropriate in finding personal therapeutic support (for example advising them where to search). Neither course staff nor the Personal Development Associate Tutor would have any direct contact with a trainee's therapist, and trainees would not be required to share any details of arrangements made around their own therapy.

Currently, the course is able to offer access to funded Personal Reformulation sessions. These sessions are offered by Cognitive Analytic Therapists and consist of an initial meeting and a follow up session with the possibility of accessing up to four further sessions. If trainees are interested they can access a list of potential CAT therapists and find outfurther details about this opportunity through the PDR section of Moodle.

Personal reformulation information for trainees