Advocating CBT for Psychosis: “Ultimately it is all political.”

Paul Salkovskis and his colleagues organized a lively, thought-provoking conference at University of Bath “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: How well do we understand and what should we do to improve how we help?” A number of authors of the British Psychological Society’s Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia were among the presenters and members of the roundtable discussion panel. But they carefully avoided any direct engagement with outside their tight group, with anyone expressing disagreement with their manifesto. The authors instead sat glumly and noticeably dyspeptic. But the conference nonetheless went on around them. Highlights included presentations by Professors Robin Murray and Clive Adams.