The Charlie Waller Institute (CWI) is based at the University of Reading and is a collaborative initiative between the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, the University of Reading and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Launched in January 2008, the Institute :
- trains clinicians in evidence-based psychological treatments in particular those recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE);
- evaluates the effectiveness of the training to ensure that it improves clinician knowledge, skills and patient outcome;
- undertakes research to add to the evidence-base for effective psychological treatments.