EMHPs will operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery, and recognises and respects diversity. Diversity represents the range of cultural norms including personal, family, social and spiritual values held by the diverse communities served by the service within which the Practitioner is operating. Practitioners must respect and value individual differences in age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture. They must be able to respond to children and young people’s needs sensitively with regard to all aspects of diversity. The EMHPs will learn to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for all and encourage children and young people’s active participation in every aspect of care and treatment. They will also demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the power issues in professional / student relationships and take steps in their clinical practice to reduce any potential for negative impact this may have. This module will, therefore, expose them to the concept of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism and equip them with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competencies to operate in an inclusive values driven service. They will also learn to manage caseloads, operate safely and to high standards and use supervision to aid their clinical decision-making. They will need to recognise the limitations to their competence and role and direct children, young people and families to resources appropriate to their needs, including step-up to high-intensity therapy, when beyond competence and role.
This module you will develop the EMHPs knowledge in the core principles of CYP IAPT and in becoming skilled in enhancing their work with children, young people and their families/parents. This module underpins modules 2 and 3, and will provide the EMHPs with the necessary knowledge, attitude and competence to operate effectively in an inclusive, values driven service and in the wider services context.