The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Alex Perry on ‘Cognitive Analytic Therapy with Voices: Helping to improve the relationship’ will be held on Wednesday January 27th 2016 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Dr Alex Perry is a Clinical Psychologist in the Aspire Early Intervention Team, Leeds.

Abstract: Living well with voices often requires a change in the relationship between voices and voice-hearer, or between voices themselves. The Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) approach is specifically aimed at relationship dynamics, particularly the parallels between the way we relate to others and the way we relate to ourselves.  CAT provides some really useful and accessible tools to help understand the relationship dynamics we might get into with voices and how these link to other relationships dynamics in our lives.  In this workshop, Dr Perry will provide an overview of CAT concepts and some examples of how he has used them to help people in his work.  It will also hopefully be a an opportunity to discuss similarities and differences between CAT and other approaches to voices that people find helpful.

All welcome. If you would like to attend this event, please register using our online form.

About the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis

The Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) was set up in 2011 with the aim of fostering dialogue between mental health professionals, service users, academic researchers and students.  It is open to anyone, but meetings 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.

Service users and their families and friends who attend meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.