Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia - British Psychological Society (Meet the Author Session)

Anne Cooke

Canterbury Christ Church University

Anne (@AnneCooke14)  is Clinical Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University. For many years she worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS, leading psychology services in mental health teams. She is the current British Psychological Society Practitioner of the Year. The award recognises in particular her work to make available good quality public information about mental health. Most recently she edited and promoted the Society’s major public information report 'Understanding Psychosis' ', leading a group of 24 contributors drawn from eight universities and six NHS trusts, together with people who had experienced psychosis. The report attracted international media coverage and is widely used around the world. Anne is also aengaged with colleagues in the Discursive of Tunbridge Wells project which aims to open up debates about key issues in mental health  via a blog and podcast.


Anne was the editor of the British Psychological Society's free public information book ‘Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia: why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anne Cooke (Canterbury Christ Church University)

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Individual cognitive behavioural therapies and related approaches , Influencing politicians , Influencing professions


FRAM PUP » Papers: Understanding Psychosis (12:00 - Friday, 1st September, Chadwick Building, Chadwick Lecture Theatre)

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