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One-day psychosis workshop with Professor John Read

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A one-day psychosis workshop: from research to practice

Recent years has seen a resurgence of research into the psychological and social causes of ‘schizophrenia’ and other related psychotic disorders, including poverty, isolation, urban living, discrimination and child abuse and neglect. Simultaneously researchers have been exploring the specific psychological mechanisms (in the cognitive, affective and interpersonal domains) by which adverse life experiences increase the risk of developing psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions etc.). This in turn has led to extremely important developments in terms of the use of psychological therapies to treat these symptoms, and research demonstrating the effectiveness of these approaches. This new course will summarise and critique these theoretical and clinical developments.

Taking place at the University's USS campus, the workshop will use evidence-based psycho-social approaches to provide an overview of the research evidence that psychosis is better understood as a range of reactions.

More information is on our website, including how to book.

Saturday, 22 February 2020


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