47th CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPIES
13 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2017 / LJUBLJANA - SLOVENIA
Organized by Turkish Association Of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Douglas Turkington

Professor Douglas Turkington is a Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at Newcastle University, UK. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy based at Philadelphia, USA. He originally worked as a general psychiatrist specializing in psychotic disorders and then as a liaison psychiatrist with an interest in suicide prevention and the psychoses linked to epilepsy. In 1990, along with Professor Kingdon, he developed and piloted a normalizing treatment with allied CBT techniques for use with schizophrenia. The approach was manualised and published in 1994 and then in a formulation based format which included traumatic psychosis and other subgroups. He has led on numerous randomised controlled  trials of CBT as compared to befriending, cognitive remediation and treatment as usual in schizophrenia. He also acted as chief investigator of the largest pragmatic trial of low intensity CBT as delivered by psychiatric nurses in schizophrenia. Recently published books include a manual describing how to include compassion based therapy, mindfulness and ACT within the cognitive model and a book on cultural aspects of CBT for psychosis. Currently he is working on the linguistics of thought disorder and voice hearing and on the application of perceptual control theory within method of levels therapy for psychosis.

 

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