The Prospect Model have shared their Edinburgh Early Intervention Model (E-EIM-CV19), an intervention adapted specifically for working with patients during COVID-19.
The model is suitable for ANY mental health worker working on a phone line/video call with those in distress. You do not need to be formally trained in any specific psychological therapy, however you do require clinical supervision.
E-EIM-CV19 is a 3 stage model for early response for use at ANY stage during the pandemic. The model consists of 8 possible sessions over three stages, with three potential exit points after sessions 2, 4 or 8. The model may be delivered remotely using telephone or video technology.
Dr. Catherine McKinven and Dr. Richard Cosway have been providing ‘walk through’ sessions via Microsoft Teams of the E-EIM-CV19. During the session, they went into further detail of the 3 stages of the model, and offered the space for a Q&A at the end. These were met with great enthusiasm from attendees.
If you wish to gain any further information about E-EIM-CV19, the manual and summary sheets can be found here