Get up to speed with the latest developments in Clinical Psychology with Professor Dame Til Wykes’ exciting talk on the emergent research being undertaken into psychological treatments for thinking disorders in people with schizophrenia.
Around 1% of the population will have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. We know that people with this diagnosis often have difficulties in concentrating, remembering and planning and these seem to be key factors limiting their recovery.
So far medication has had little effect on these problems but a relatively new treatment – cognitive remediation holds out hope of improving these thinking problems. It is still early days but this talk will describe the background, current research and outcomes of treatment trials and looks to the future in terms of tailoring treatments to increase the rate of recovery.
Dame Til Wykes
Til Wykes is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation and Vice Dean Psychology and Systems Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She has been involved in research on rehabilitation for many years both in the development of services and the evaluation of innovative psychological treatments for psychosis.
Conversations That Matter
York St John University hosts the annual ‘Conversations That Matter’ series of public talks and events that are free and open to all. This year, our community events feature a range of contemporary subjects that affect our daily lives and we invite you to join in the conversations that matter. Reflecting on the topical issues of mental health and wellbeing, our speakers are leaders in their field or popular public figures and all have something of special interest to share with you.
De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University