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About the Feeling Safe Programme
The Feeling Safe Programme is a new cognitive-behavioural treatment for patients with psychosis. Developed with over a decade’s research, it is the most effective psychological treatment for persecutory delusions. Half of patients have recovery in their persecutory delusion with the Feeling Safe Programme. The main outcome randomised controlled trial is published in the Lancet Psychiatry.
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THE FEELING SAFE PROGRAMME 5-Day Training Course
Building on the success of the 2021 and 2022 courses, we are running the training for clinicians to deliver the Feeling Safe Programme again in 2023:
- A five-day online course;
- Therapy manuals provided;
- And taught by Professor Daniel Freeman, Dr Felicity Waite, Dr Louise Isham, and Dr Rowan Diamond.
The course will be run 9.30am-5pm (UTC+1) on the following consecutive Thursdays: 5th October 2023, 12th October 2023, 19th October 2023, 26th October 2023, and 2nd November 2023.
Please note: The course is only open to clinicians.
How to book
Booking for the 2023 course will open shortly.
For all queries please contact Ginny Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Feeling Safe Programme References
Freeman, D. (2016). Persecutory delusions: a cognitive perspective on understanding and treatment. Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 685-692.
Presence of causal factors:
Freeman, D., Taylor, K., Molodynski, A., & Waite, F. (2019). Treatable clinical intervention targets for patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 211, 44-50.
Freeman D, Dunn G, Startup H, Pugh K, Cordwell J, Mander H, Cernis, E., Wingham, G., Shirvell, K., & Kingdon, D. (2015) Effects of cognitive behaviour therapy for worry on persecutory delusions in patients with psychosis (WIT): a parallel, single-blind, randomised controlled trial with a mediation analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 305-313.
Negative beliefs about self:
Freeman, D., Pugh, K., Dunn, G., Evans, N., Sheaves, B., Waite, F., Cernis, E., Lister, R., & Fowler, D. (2014). An early Phase II randomised controlled trial testing the effect on persecutory delusions of using CBT to reduce negative cognitions about the self: the potential benefits of enhancing self confidence. Schizophrenia Research, 160, 186-192.
Freeman, D., Waite, F., Startup, H., Myers, E., Lister, E., McInerney, J., Harvey, A., Geddes, J., Zaiwalla, Z., Luengo-Fernandez, R., Foster, R., Clifton, L, & Yu, L-M. (2015). Efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep improvement in patients with persistent delusions and hallucinations (BEST): a prospective, assessor-blind, randomised controlled pilot study. Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 975-983.
Waite, F., Myers, E., Harvey, A., Espie, C., Startup, H., Sheaves, B., & Freeman, D. (2016). Treating sleep problems in patients with schizophrenia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 273-287.
Freeman, D., Sheaves, B., Goodwin, G., Yu, L-M., Nickless, A., Harrison, P., Emsley, R., Luik, A., Foster, R., Wadekar, V., Hinds, C., Gumley, A., Jones, R., Lightman, S., Jones, S., Bentall, R., Kinderman, P., Rowse, G., Brugha, T., Blagrove, M., Gregory, A., Fleming, L., Walklet, E., Glazebrook, Davies, E., Hollis, C., Haddock, G., John, B., Coulson, M., Fowler, D., Pugh, K., Cape, J., Mosely, P., Brown, G., Hughes, C., Obonsawin, M., Coker, S., Watkins, E., Schwannauer, M., MacMahon, K., Siriwaardena, A., Espie, C. (2017). The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, 4, 749-758.
Freeman, D., Bradley, J., Antley, A., Bourke, E., DeWeever, N., Evans, N., Černis, E., Sheaves, B., Waite, F., Dunn, G., Slater, M., & Clark, D. (2016). Virtual reality in the treatment of persecutory delusions.: a randomised controlled experimental study testing how to reduce delusional conviction. British Journal of Psychiatry, 209, 62-67.
Full treatment case series:
Freeman, D., Bradley, J., Waite, F., Sheaves, B., DeWeever, N., Bourke, E., McInerney, J., Evans, N., Černis, E., Lister, R., Garety, P. & Dunn, G. (2016). Targeting recovery in persistent persecutory delusions: a proof of principle study of a new translational psychological treatment. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 539-552.
Randomised controlled trial:
Freeman, D., Emsley, R., Diamond, R., Collett, N., Bold, E., Chadwick, E., Isham, L., Bird, J., Edwards, D., Kingdon, D., Fitzpatrick, R., Kabir, T., Waite, F., & Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis Trial Study Group (2021). Comparison of a theoretically driven cognitive therapy (the Feeling Safe Programme) with befriending for the treatment of persistent persecutory delusions: a parallel, single-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry.