Division of Clinical Psychology

Press Coverage, Discussion and Debate

We need brave people to speak out An account of the launch by Angela Gilchrist

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia  An account of the launch by Lisa Borlotti


 John Humphrys interviews Anne Cooke on BBC Radio 4 Today






Claudia Hammond interviews Anne Cooke on BBC Radio 4 All In The Mind





A layperson’s view of ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia’ Nicky Hayward





Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

If Psychosis is a rational response to abuse, let’s talk about it Clare Allan

 Redefining Mental Illness T M Lurhmann




Racialisation and Knowledge Production: A critique of the report ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia  Jayasree Kalathil and Alison Faulkner

Open Letter from Suman Fernando et al

Statement regarding coverage of issues related to racism
One criticism of the report has been that it inadequately covered racism (both as a causal factor and in mental health services), that changes were needed to some of the language in the relevant sections and that black people were not represented in the author group. We have undertaken to make some amendments to the relevant sections of the report, which we hope will make it even stronger and likely to be more helpful to people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. An amended version will be available in due course.  Other critiques will be addressed in future editions.


 Towards a New Understanding of Psychosis  Noel Hunter

Noel Hunter’s account of the report’s US launch at the ISPS New York Conference in March 2015, including a film of the launch and an interview with Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman


Causing a Stir: Launching “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” in New York City Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman 

Changing Society’s Whole Approach to Psychosis  Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman


Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: what about black people? Phil Thomas


Making Space for the Meaning in Madness Jay Watts






 Pro and Con – the British Psychological Society Report on Psychosis  Allen Frances and Anne Cooke

 Understanding Psychosis - another Milestone Phil Hickey

Psychiatric Diagnoses: Labels, Not Explanations Phil Hickey 


What is Madness? Eric Maisel

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: What are the psychological and social processes that contribute to psychosis? Graham Davey



Talking Point: a better understanding of psychosis Alison Summers




Understanding Psychosis David Ferraro





Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia – new report from the British Psychological Society Vanessa Pinfold




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