Raised on another thread. https://dpac.uk.net/2018/02/protest-against-iapt-therapies/ I have mixed feelings about this. "The Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy has organised a demo at the New Savoy conference again this year. The New Savoy Conference is the annual gathering of professional and charity bodies providing psychological therapies (IAPT) in NHS primary care. IAPT is an assembly-line service providing short-term therapies to over a million people every year. Despite the commitment of its frontline therapists and psychologists, IAPT is failing the mental health needs of communities all over England, while working with government policies that themselves generate psychological distress and social alienation. Come and join therapists, mental health activists, psychologists and welfare campaigners." This is the link to the conference details: http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conf/uploads/brochures /1210_20180214-104528_Psychological_Therapies_2018_Brochure.pdf I read a scathing article on the bps model on the dpac site (see my thread; https://www.s4me.info/threads/government-and-insurance-companies-establishing-the-bps-model.2319/) But I am not sure about this protest. It's aims do not seem clear to me. Those who are demonstrating seem to be doing so to highlight the strain the therapists are under(?) If you read the conference details, it seems like a call for more intervention. EG for kids in school and the elderly (see my other thread ; https://www.s4me.info/threads/the-home-study-michael-sharpes-cbt-for-the-elderly.2499/) Although the whole IAPT set up needs to be exposed I am concerned that Wessely et al will use it to push for further integration of psychological treatments. (I need to read it all again).