Therapy

The British Psychological Society is a member of the We Need to Talk Coalition. This group of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers campaigns for people with mental health problems.
Experts have devised a system to measure the changes in psychotherapy patients' speech patterns.
The century-old Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London has been renamed to reflect its growing remit in the field of research excellence and education.
The Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS) is a new accreditation programme that works with psychological therapies services in the UK to assure and improve their quality.
How well can psychotherapists and their clients judge from personal experience whether therapy has been effective?
Professor Richard Layard from the London School of Economics (LSE), an economist whose work has had a strong influence on government mental health policy, has paid tribute to the work of an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people after publishing a “frank and honest” report on cu
A group of mental health experts has spoken out against a new project that aims to test the efficacy of treating depression with a combination of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the drug ketamine.
The winners of the All in the Mind Awards will be revealed this evening at 9pm. The awards are being made to mark the 25th anniversary of this BBC Radio 4 programme.
The rise of cognitive-behaviooural therapy (CBT) has been welcomed by many as safe, effective alternative to drug treatments for mental illness.
Talking therapies services are so overstretched they are ‘bursting at the seams’, with GPs turning to prescribe more antidepressants to combat the long waiting times, the medical magazine
A psychologist has said that recent studies suggesting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are ineffective for treating psychosis and could be missing the point about its effects on patients.
Depression is a growing public health concern, affecting 1 in 9 people at some point in their lives, and with a third of sufferers experiencing little or no benefit from medication. Faced with this crisis, scientists have looked for alternati
Patients in Rampton Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit in Nottinghamshire, have reported that the single most important factor affecting their recovery was the support and commitment of their therapist.
Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD) could benefit from being given cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a form of treatment, a new study has suggested.
Drawing on schema therapy approaches in working with clients with challenging problems This one day workshop explores how clinicians can draw flexibly on schema therapy techniques in working with clients where standard approaches may not
PPT exercises 'may be effective stop-smoking technique'  People striving to quit smoking as part of their new year's resolutions have been urged to give positive psychotherapy (PPT) exercises a try.
Library services in England estimate that over 100,000 people with mental health problems have engaged with the Reading Well Books on Prescription (RWBoP) scheme since it
Soldiers and other service members whose mental health is negatively affected by conflict could see their symptoms improved through the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a new
Adult mental health services for people with more severe problems are considered by many to be showing signs of strain and even crisis. As a response to this our Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) launches a report covering service provision for people who have proved an engagement challenge for more traditional services.
Soldiers who have experienced active service may be less likely to suffer from depression if they receive cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The wealth of mental health expertise and knowledge in communities throughout the UK needs to be better nurtured.
At a time when one in seven people in Scotland are prescribed antidepressants, an NHS clinical psychologist has called for a rethink in the way mental health issues are dealt with in the country, ahead of the introduction of the Scottish governmen
A parliamentary debate on access to psychological therapies took place in Westminster Hall this morning. It was called by James Morris, Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis and the new chair of the all-party parliamentary group on mental health.
Together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), we are hosting a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester today.
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