LClinPsy, MSc, CBT Therapist, PhD
Research Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow
- Visiting Research Fellow Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
My role in the OCAP is Clinical Psychologist and Trial Coordinator of the SlowMo trial. SlowMo is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (London, Oxford and Sussex) funded by the NIHR EME programme, evaluating the clinical effectiveness and mechanisms of action of an innovative digital therapy (SlowMo) for persecutory delusions. SlowMo targets thinking habits which are known to contribute to paranoia, and works by supporting people to slow down for a moment to reduce fast thinking and the subsequent impact of paranoia en their lives. SlowMo is also one of the first digital psychological therapies designed specifically for severe mental health problems, and addresses challenges to engagement and adherence by providing an easy to use enjoyable interface.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and a Research Fellow. I completed my clinical training and PhD in the University of Barcelona and the General Hospital of Igualada. My research focus through my clinical and research career is the application of digital technologies, specifically Virtual Reality (VR), to the assessment and treatment of psychosis. I am also an EABCT accredited CBT therapist.
Craig TK. et al, (2015), Trials, 16
Confronting Auditory Hallucinations Using Virtual Reality: The Avatar Therapy.
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Rus-Calafell M. et al, (2013), Schizophr Res, 143, 327 - 336
Neurocognition, presence and acceptance of a VR programme for psychotic patients: a correlational study.
Rus-Calafell M. et al, (2013), Stud Health Technol Inform, 191, 141 - 145