Engagement & Involvement Award

In 2019 we published our Public Engagement Review and Strategy, produced in consultation with people with experience of receiving CBT. As part of the plan proposed from this strategy, and in further recognition of the importance of public engagement, we launched an annual award “For a person who has significantly contributed to public engagement and/or the involvement of people with lived experience, in relation to CBT". Members are invited each year to nominate another BABCP member who has contributed to this.

The 2021 recipient of the BABCP Engagement & Involvement Award is Professor Kathryn Greenwood, who is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the School of Psychology in the University of Sussex. 

Professor Greenwood said: "It was an absolute honour to receive this award for the work we’ve been doing here in the Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG) to promote engagement and inclusion. Our work includes the development and dissemination of cutting-edge psychological research in psychosis, with strong Patient and Public Involvement (PPI). Our Early Youth Engagement in first episode psychosis (EYE-2) project, aims to promote engagement with psychosis services. It has been running in nine NHS Trusts throughout the pandemic and draws on accessible co-produced booklets and website, to support shared decision-making in psychosis. We have translated booklets into 12 languages so far, and have included cultural and spiritual perspectives on psychological treatment approaches.  

"Our work to support the implementation of CBT for psychosis has produced further resources and our psychological therapies clinic provides a platform for the implementation of novel evidence-based therapies such as SlowMo, a new blended (digitally supported) reasoning intervention for people who fear harm from others. Our monthly SPRiG seminar series is open to the public, patients, carers, clinicians, academics and students. We moved online over the pandemic, with great success, and attract audiences of 100+ members and national and international speakers. This award is fantastic recognition for all the hard work of our entire research, clinical, digital, academic and PPI team across the NHS, university, medical school and community, and our collaborators across the country."

Previous award recipients

2020  Patricia Murphy
2019 Saiqa Naz
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