No.

Specialty

Area/Hospital

Trainer

01

Psychotherapy

Bristol/South Gloucestershire

Dr Thanos Tsapas

02

Psychotherapy

Somerset

Dr Thanos Tsapas

 

01

Psychotherapy

 

Bristol

Dr Thanos Tsapas

This three year scheme conforms with the Royal College of Psychiatrists' requirements for higher specialist training in Psychotherapy and will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Psychotherapy. This will enable the postholder to apply for appointment as a Specialist Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy within the National Health Service. The scheme is based in the Psychotherapy Services in Bristol with possibilities for attachments in Swindon, Cheltenham and Exeter.

The Programme Director for the scheme is Dr Thanos Tsapas. The training will be overseen by a Psychotherapy Specialist Training Committee consisting of Dr Thanos Tsapas (Programme Director), Dr Ray Brown (Trainer), Dr Peter Amies (CBT Trainer), Dr Alcuin Wilkie (Family Therapy Trainer) and Professor Glyn Lewis (Research Supervisor).

The major focus of clinical training on the scheme will be in psychodynamic/group analytic psychotherapies. Year 1 will provide a solid grounding in psychodynamic/group analytic assessment and treatment. Year 2, whilst continuing the psychodynamic component, will include attachments in family therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. Year 3 will allow for the development of more specialist areas of interest according to the Trainee's needs - for example, work with trauma victims and personality disorder. There will also be opportunities to spend time in other Psychotherapy services in the region such as Exeter (Trainer Dr Sue Mizen) and Cheltenham (Trainer to be appointed).

The academic programme will continue throughout the three years focussing on major theoretical models in psychotherapy and clinical approaches to specific disorders.

Throughout the three year training the Trainee will have an ongoing placement with Dr Thanos Tsapas in the Psychotherapy Service at Blackberry Hill Hospital and with Dr Ray Brown in the Psychotherapy Service at the Susan Britton Wills Unit, Bristol General Hospital. (Updated November 2012)

Research Interest:

Outcomes in Psychotherapy

 

AM

PM

Monday

Team Meetings

Psychotherapy Case Work

Tuesday

Assessment

Psychotherapy Individual Case Work

 

Wednesday

Special Interest Session

Special Interest Session

Thursday

Research Session

Research Session

Friday

Individual Work, Group Supervision

Group Psychotherapy, Educational Supervision

On-Call:    1:15

    

02

Psychotherapy

Somerset

Dr Jason Hepple

The post is suitable for higher trainees aiming for accreditation in medical psychotherapy or aiming to gain special interest experience in medical psychotherapy. The ST4-6 trainee would have their research and special interest sessions protected on Mondays and Tuesdays, allowing overlap with Dr Hepple’s working days, which are Wednesday – Friday.

Dr Hepple is a Cognitive Analytic Therapy Psychotherapist and Supervisor. He is course director of the Exeter University CAT foundation course embedded within the D.Clin.Psych. training, co-director of the Somerset CAT therapist training and co-director of the CAT national advanced training. He speaks and teaches internationally on psychological treatments for older people and on work with people with severe personality disorder both individually and in groups. The post offers the opportunity of seeing individual CAT cases under Dr Hepple’s supervision and of developing knowledge of psychotherapy theory in weekly supervision. The possibility exists for group CAT experience, supervised experience in other modalities (Somerset has networks in place for Family therapy, CBT and DBT) and of becoming involved in the work of the Personality Disorder network using a guided formulation model of working with teams.

(updated 26/09/12)

Research Interest:

CAT, CAT in Groups, Dialogic theory, Psychotherapy of Later Life

 

AM

PM

Monday

PGME

 Special interest

Tuesday

Research

Wednesday

Individual

CAT cases

CAT supervision and educational supervision  with Dr Hepple

Thursday

Shadowing psychologists / psychotherapists – consultative work

Individual and systemic psychotherapies in other modalities

 

Friday

Opportunity for individual reading and discussion on psychotherapy theory

Supervision

for other modalities