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Professor Til Wykes  PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P077
De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location P2.10
Henry Wellcome Building
departmentsHealth Service and Population Research
alsoCentre for Recovery in Severe Psychosis (CRiSP)
Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)*


Til Wykes is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King’s College London and Director of the NIHR Mental Health Research Network. She edits the Journal of Mental Health and is Vice Dean for Research at the Institute of Psychiatry.

She has been involved in research on rehabilitation and recovery for people with severe mental illness for many years both in the development of services and the development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments. Her main current research themes concentrate on how to improve thinking difficulties so people can take advantage of opportunities for recovery and how to increase therapeutic activities in acute mental health services.

She founded and is now Co-Director of the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), which encourages consumers of mental health services to become more involved in research. The unit is the first in the UK to concentrate on including the service user perspective by employing people who have experience of using mental health services.
She continues to be a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working on an intensive care ward within the Maudsley Hospital.

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Selected Publications
Katsakou C., Bowers L., Amos T., Morriss R., Rose D., Wykes T., & Priebe S. (2010) Coercion and Treatment Satisfaction Among Involuntary Patients. Psychiatric Services, 61, 286-292.

Reeder C., Rexhepi-Johansson T. & Wykes T. Different components of metacognition and their relationship to psychotic-like experiences. (2010) Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, 49-57.

Bennewith O., Amos T., Lewis G., Katsakou C., Wykes T., Morriss R. & Priebe S. (2010) Ethnicity and coercion among involuntarily detained psychiatric in-patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 196, 75-76.

Steel C., Wykes T., Ruddle A., Smith G., Shah D. & Holmes E.A. (2009) Can we harness computerised cognitive bias modification to treat anxiety in schizophrenia? A first step highlighting the role of mental imagery. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35, Suppl. 1, 302-302.

Wykes T. & Huddy V. (2009) Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: it is even more complicated. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 22, 161-167.

TARRIER N. and WYKES T. Is there evidence that cognitive behaviour therapy is an effective treatment for schizophrenia? A cautious or cautionary tale? Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 1377-1401, 2004

T. WYKES, P. HAYWARD, N. THOMAS, N. GREEN, S. SURGULADZE, D. FANNON, AND S. LANDAU. What are the effects of group cognitive behaviour therapy for voices? A randomised control trial. Schizophrenia Research 77 (2-3):201-210, 2005.
K. E. GREENWOOD, S. LANDAU, AND T. WYKES. Negative symptoms and specific cognitive impairments as combined targets for improved functional outcome within cognitive remediation therapy. Schizophrenia Bulletin 31 (4):910-921, 2005.
WYKES T. and REEDER C. Cognitive remediation therapy for Schizophrenia: Theory and practice Brunner Routledge
T. WYKES, C. REEDER, B. EVERITT, M. KNAPP, A. PATEL and R. ROMEO. Cognitive remediation therapy in schizophrenia: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 421-427.

last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010