Professor Peter McEvoy (Senior Clinical Psychologist and Research Director at CCI) and CCI and Dr Bruce Campbell (Senior Clinical Psychologist and CCI Director) have recently collaborated with Curtin University to develop a manual for the WA Primary Health Alliance to provide clinicians with evidence-based information to implement Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (LIPIs) for adults with anxiety and depression. This guide can support GPs and other primary care providers to plan and implement the most efficient, least restrictive, lowest cost mental health treatment to the most people possible and in a way that is specifically matched to the client’s needs.
“The LIPI manual comprehensively guides clinicians from initial assessment all the way through to treatment development, implementation and evaluation,” says Professor McEvoy. “It can support primary health clinicians to provide lower intensity mental health treatment that does not require specialists, can be offered early in the stepped care approach, at home or in the community, by internet or telephone and at an individual, group or community level. The manual is complimented by a range of templates and resources to rapidly yet comprehensively assess clients, plan interventions, structure sessions and evaluate treatments to ensure they are effective,” Professor McEvoy says.
The LIPI Manual is available for download at no cost on the WAPHA website or through our own CCI website.
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