There is increasing recognition that significant traumatic events are involved in the lives of individuals who often receive a diagnosis of psychosis. With this recognition comes the need to ensure that, where appropriate, individuals can have access to effective treatments that focus specifically on their trauma related problems.

Working in partnership with colleagues both within and outside the Trust, we have been keen to develop skills and experience in the provision of NICE compliant treatment such as Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and pharmacological interventions, that directly focus on trauma difficulties.

In general terms we have been keen to try and look beyond diagnostic categories and to develop collaborative individualised treatment plans in line with our modular approach.

If you are interested to know more about the work we are doing in this area, please contact us.