LTFT Frequently asked questions
Normally, as a LTFT trainee you will work 50% or 60% or 80% of the working week. Daytime working, on-call and out of hours will be undertaken on a basis pro rata to full-time trainees in the same specialty and grade. Your programme should contain the same elements as that of a full-time trainee including departmental meetings, audit, research, teaching, etc. The duration of training (e.g. until CCT date) will be extended according to the number of hours worked.
You need to acquire the same clinical and non-clinical competencies, including psychotherapy competencies, as a FTE colleague over the whole course of your training. This may mean you need to take a larger proportion of your training time in any one calendar year, for you to be able to undertake your short and long case for psychotherapy and supervision in a timely way.
This would mean that you will need to use proportionally less of a calendar training year for psychotherapy before or after that. This is best discussed with your College Tutor and clarified with your clinical supervisor.