The aim of this research is to improve the provision of talking therapies for people who experience psychosis within a psychiatric inpatient unit. There are three aims to this study:
To review current research to see if Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is helpful in an inpatient environment.
To explore the perspectives of psychiatric inpatients (with experiences of psychosis) needs and priorities for talking therapies during their admission.
To explore the needs and priorities of psychiatric inpatients (with experiences of psychosis) for talking therapies, from the perspective of psychological staff.
To explore the therapeutic needs and priorities of psychiatric inpatients (with experiences of psychosis) from a multi-disciplinary team perspective (e.g. occupational therapists, consultant psychiatrists, and nursing staff).
To develop guidance about how CBT for psychosis can be adapted effectively for the psychiatric inpatient environment.
Researcher: Dr Lisa Wood, University College London
Supervisor: Professor Sonia Johnson, University College London
Start date and duration: March 2017, one year
Partners and collaborators involved: University College London and North East London Foundation Trust