Participants needed for research on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme

I am a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology at the University of East London, studying for an MSc in Psychology. I am also a qualified and practicing therapist, registered with the BACP. I am conducting ethnographic research regarding the IAPT programme, and how its practices seek to steer human conduct to certain ends. My research has been approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee.

I am looking to involve anyone over the age of 18 who is or has been a client or practitioner within IAPT, or a researcher of IAPT.  If you agree to participate, you will be asked to take part in a brief informal chat with me (10-20 minutes) and/or semi-structured interview (15-30 minutes). These conversations will take place online, via a video call software (such as Microsoft Teams), or on the phone. Your taking part will be safe and confidential. Your privacy and safety will be respected at all times.

I emphasise that I am not looking for ‘experts’ on the topic I am studying. You will not be judged or personally analysed in any way, and you will be treated with respect. You are free to decide whether or not to participate.

If you are interested and would like more information please contact me on u1918363@uel.ac.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Angelo Brieussel MBACP