NewAccess Coaches are trained in Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by CBT Institute and Flinders University to help develop and guide participants through their tailored program.
Low-intensity Cognitive Based Therapy is a structured, evidence based psychological treatment. Put simply, it allows us to recognise the way we think, act and feel.
NewAccess Coaches work alongside participants on a problem, develop an understanding of what is causing distress, and guide the use of tools and strategies can be used in day-to-day life.
Coaches undertake twelve months of training, starting with a six-week intensive that then moves to practical learning. This involves managing clients and an ongoing curriculum under specialist supervision.
This training was rigorously tested in the Beyond Blue 2013-16 NewAccess pilot is being utilised across 17 sites in Australia currently providing NewAccess.
A clinical supervision framework sits across the service and workforce, ensuring that NewAccess Coaches are never without clinical supervision.