Dr. Douglas Turkington
Dr. Turkington is a Consultant Psychiatrist from Newcastle, UK. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Philadelphia, USA) and is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the largest UK mental health trust in the North-East of England.
He acted as chief investigator of the largest pragmatic trial of low-intensity CBT delivered by psychiatric nurses in schizophrenia (INSIGHT). He has acted as site lead/Consultant on numerous randomized controlled trials of CBT for psychosis. These have included CBT for patients with schizophrenia who are Clozapine resistant (FOCUS), CBT for those patients with psychosis who refuse antipsychotic medication (ACTION) and CBT for those patients with psychosis who have post-traumatic stress disorder (STAR).
He has also run trials of CBT for psychosis against active comparators including Befriending and Cognitive Adaptation Training. The data from these trials have been included in meta-analyses leading to national recommendations for CBT for schizophrenia implementation.
Dr. Turkington is widely recognized as an expert in CBT for psychosis and is now making his expertise available via a series of webinars.