Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG)

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Welcome to SPRiG

The Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG) incorporates clinical and academic researchers within the University of Sussex, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The SPRiG group is part of the Clinical and Developmental research group at the University of Sussex.

Current research includes the contribution of genetics, neuroimaging, psychological processes, health and social contexts to psychosis and well-being outcomes; the development of new psychological therapies, including third wave CBT and computer-based therapies; understanding and addressing childrens’ and adolescents’ attitudes to psychosis, to promote positive non-stigmatising schema; and earlier engagement in help seeking.

We host SPRiG seminars throughout the year at University of Sussex or Sussex Education Centre. Visit our events pages for more information or follow us on Twitter for updates on psychosis new items, research projects and psychosis events. @SPRiGSussex 


Our next seminar is Wednesday 27th September 4.00-5.00pm

Speaker: Prof Katherine Berry: Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester

"Culturally-adapted family intervention (CaFI) for African and Caribbean people diagnosed with psychosis and their families."

Family interventions have consistently been shown to improve outcomes for people with psychosis and their family members. Family interventions might particularly benefit people from African and African-Caribbean backgrounds who have the highest incidence of psychosis in Western countries and a long duration of untreated psychosis which is likely to increase family stress and carer burden. However, Black people have inferior access to psychological therapies including family interventions. There is therefore a growing recognition of the need to culturally adapt and evaluate psychological interventions for ethnic minority groups to improve access. The CaFI study is an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a culturally-adapted CBT-based family intervention for people with psychosis in the UK. This talk will a brief background to the ongoing trial before focusing on models of family intervention for people with psychosis and how the intervention manual for CaFI study was developed. The therapy will be illustrated with case examples which emphasise  key components of the intervention and reflections on issues that are particularly important in working with this group of service users. 


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SPRiG Director: Professor Kathy Greenwood
School of Psychology
University of Sussex
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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