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 Valentina Short on ‘The Application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Psychosis’, will be held on Wednesday February 27th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Holgate Room, Grey College, Durham University (8 on this map).

Valentina works for Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Psychosis Services, offering CBT to people who experience distress associated with psychosis and trauma.  She has worked in a variety of settings with people who have lived experience of psychosis, including Early Intervention in Psychosis Services, Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, and Adult Mental Health Services.  Valentina is an accredited cognitive therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Valentina’s presentation will focus on the formulation driven CBT models and techniques that underpin working with people who may be experiencing unusual distressing beliefs or hallucinations.

Places are limited for this event. If you would like to reserve a place please email Victoria Patton.

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