PIT SIG

Latest news: November 2019

Dates for 2019 PIT SIG meetings announced. Click here for further details.

NEW LEVEL 1 PIT CPD COURSE LAUNCHED! PIT SIG UK is delighted to announce a new five-day introductory course in PIT, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester. The course is taking place on the 9th-13th September 2019 at the University and will provide attendees with a basic knowledge of the approach, including the ability to use Level 1 PIT practical and formulation skills as an adjunct to other therapeutic models (including CBT). Click here for further information.

New Level 2 PIT course recently approved and due for launch soon. The University of Manchester have recently approved a new course offering advanced training and clinical supervision in PIT for people who wish to use the model as a standalone therapy in their clinical role. We will be releasing further information about this shortly.

NIHR gives 4m funding boost to research on PIT. NHS funding body the National Institute for Health Research has recently invested nearly 4m in two projects investigating the efficacy of PIT. The FReSH START study is investigating PIT as one of several treatments for people with a history of self-harm, while WORSHIP-III is a pragmatic trial of PIT for women offenders with repeat self-harm.

Robert F Hobson: Founder of PIT

Bob HobsonThe conversational model was developed by the British psychiatrist and psychotherapist Robert F. Hobson, in collaboration with the Australian psychiatrist Russell Meares. Information about the life and works of Hobson can be found in obituaries of him published in The Independent newspaper and in The Psychiatric Bulletin.