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.

Benefits of joining PIT SIG UK

There is no cost for joining PIT SIG UK. Members have the opportunity to take part in discussions with a network of like-minded professionals with an interest in PIT; in addition, members:

- receive regular e-mail updates about forthcoming meetings, events and developments in PIT;

- are entitled to attend all group meetings, which take place every other month in Manchester, as well as all continuing professional events run by the group (subject to places being available);

- will soon have access to a dedicated members' area on this website, where a variety of useful PIT-related resources will be available for download, including minutes of PIT SIG meetings, PIT articles, manuals for particular clinical presentations, PIT adherence and competence scales, lectures on PIT and so on;

How to join PIT SIG UK

We are always interested in hearing from people who are interested in joining PIT SIG UK. Anyone is welcome to join the group if:

(i) They have a professional training in psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling or another relevant discipline; and

(ii) They have completed the 5 day introductory PIT training course or equivalent (such as the Manchester Clinical Psychology Doctorate module on PIT) OR have some experience of using PIT in their professional practice;

The purpose of this second criterion is to ensure that all members of the group have at least a basic working knowledge of the model, which we believe is necessary if meetings and events are to function effectively.

Please click here for an email address that you can use to enquire about joining PIT SIG

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