The IAPT programme, initiated in 2008, offers both high-intensity and low-intensity therapy. There are currently no self-help materials catering for low-intensity patients. This is the first in a new series of short self-help books for low intensity patients, covering topics such as OCD; generalised anxiety; and panic and agoraphobia. The government continues to invest in IAPT, with the focus shifting towards having more low-intensity workers.
Based upon an evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy approach, this book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how a patient can work through an issue.