Improving Social Recovery in Early Psychosis: A randomised controlled trial of Social Recovery Oriented CBT.

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Medical Research Council trial platform grant. (Chief Investigator with Prof Jones Cambridge University co-applicant and Dr Iain Macmillan.) This project involves the development and evaluation of an innovative therapy to improve social recovery combining CBT and supported employment. The pilot results are very promising. We have also now successfully put into place the necessary administrative arrangements to run trials between the Norfolk and Cambridge centres which is a new collaboration. Recruitment to the trial begins October 2004.The National EDEN project. Department of Health. (PI with Prof Birchwood and Dr Lester (Birmingham-lead) Prof Jones (Cambridge) Prof Harrison and Prof Amos (Bristol) Prof Marshall (Manchester). This study aims to be the main evaluation of the effectiveness of new services for people with psychosis in the UK. It involves a detailed case study approach to the evaluation of early psychosis services in five leading centres in the UK (one of which is Norfolk). We have responded to the initial reviews which were favourable and we are awaiting a final decision on funding from the DoH.Early detection and Intervention in Early Psychosis (EDIE 2). Medical Research Council (PI with Dr Morrison, Prof Bentall, Prof Lewis, Prof Dunn (Manchester-lead) Prof Birchwood (Birmingham) Dr Gumley (Glasgow) Prof Jones (Cambridge). This trial aims to undertake an RCT involving the early detection and psychological intervention for individuals at high risk of psychosis. Following review we are submitting a revised applicaton providing further details about recruitment figures in each centre and revised costings in October.International Collaborations:2002 - ongoing. A randomised trial of CBT to treat PTSD in patients with severe mental illness. NIMH project grant (USA) (Named consultant to Prof Mueser (PI) Dartmouth Med school USA). This study involved the development and evaluation of a new approach to treating PTSD in people with severe mental illness. I advised on the development of this new therapy and on aspects of studies concerning the interface of PTSD and psychosis in clients with SMI.