Mark Hayward is the Director of Research at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex. Mark has been working with and learning from people who hear distressing voices for the past twenty years.Clara Strauss is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research Fellow at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex. Clara has worked for many years with people distressed by hearing voices. She is particularly interested in finding out more about the experience of hearing voices and in finding ways to reduce the distress that voices can cause. Clara is part of a research team, along with Mark, David and others, who have been evaluating a range of therapies for people distressed by hearing voices.David Kingdon is a Community Psychiatrist and Clinical Director working in Southampton. He is Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton. David has published many papers, book chapters and books about cognitive therapy of severe mental illness and mental health service development over the past several decades.
A ground-breaking guide on overcoming this distressing conditionThe information presented is up to date with current thinking within the clinical psychology community and research evidence, yet it is presented in an accessible way, with concepts carefully and clearly explained . . . the book would be a great resource for voice-hearers either to read independently or with professional support while participating in cognitive behavioural therapy. I will certainly be recommending it to the voice-hearers I work with and their relatives. I will also be suggesting that other mental health professionals I work with read the book - PsychosisI have enjoyed using the book with clients and they have commented on its clarity, and particularly valued reading the real life experiences. I think this book is a great resource for people who want to start making some changes to their voice hearing experience on their own or with the support of those close to them - Clinical Psychology Forum