Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University.  However, it will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.

The next meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr Guy Dodgson entitled ‘Why there is limited effectiveness for CBT for AVHs? How can we enhance treatment?’, will be held on Wednesday April 24th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Guy Dodgson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.  His presentation will highlight the limited evidence for the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of auditory verbal hallucinations, and outline three possible reasons for this deficit.  Guy will focus on what can be done to improve this situation, and will present some preliminary data on an approach that tries to overcome these deficits.

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

The provisional schedule for future meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis in 2013 is as follows: 29 May (Mark Yeoman), 26 June (Angela Woods, Durham University).

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