Clinical supervision helps staff understand the relationship between events in the community and focuses on the unconscious processes that lie behind these events
CHT staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Currently the staff team, which numbers forty four, includes people from Japan, USA, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Ethiopia, Brazil, Colombia, and Hong Kong, as well as people from the UK.
Project Managers and Deputy Managers will usually at least have reached Master's degree level in psychology and/or psychotherapy. Therapists usually have at least a first degree in psychology and over a year's clinical experience working with those with severe mentally ill health. Some will have trained as psychiatric nurses, others have trained in psychoanalysis, group analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The minimum entry requirement for staff as Assistant Therapists is a first degree in psychology.
Most senior staff are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS), The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities (TCTC) and the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS).
Staff are expected to be in their own analysis.