This trial is taking place is Barnsley PCT NHS Trust and is being coordinated by Dr Mark Wilbram and Dr Stephen Kellett. The trial concerns assessing the effectiveness of a CAT consultancy model for patients in the Assertive Outreach Team and is being supported by a local research grant.
Patients in the AOT with stable psychosis are being randomly allocated to one of two possible conditions;
(1) treatment as usual and
(2) CAT enhanced care planning.
The active arm entails providing consultancy to care coordinators to produce an SDR for the client and then developing exits for the client and the care coordinator in CAT-informed group supervision sessions. Prior to the consultancy process, the care coordinators received two days of training on CAT principles. The primary outcome measure for the project is the level of client engagement. The trial has now been completed and the service is currently receiving the feedback, which indicates the organisational effectiveness of the CAT consultancy approach. Results will be feedback to ACAT in due course.
Published in 2014
Kellett S., Wilbram M., Davis C., and Hardy G. (2014). Team consultancy using cognitive analytic therapy: a controlled study in assertive outreach. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, pp 687-697.
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