Karina Lovell Guest Lecture

7th Jul 2011, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

‘Delivering Psychological Interventions Using the Telephone’

A mental health expert will discuss innovative ways of using the telephone to deliver psychological treatments at an Edge Hill university event.

Karina Lovell, who is a lecturer at the University of Manchester, will be at the Ormskirk campus on Thursday 7th July to take part in the second of a series of guest lectures on the theme of ‘mental health’, organised by the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Her presentation Delivering Psychological Interventions Using the Telephone will focus on the delivery of psychological treatments, principally Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, using this method. She will discuss the efficacy, feasibility and acceptability and the practical application of telephone-delivered CBT. This is an area that is rapidly changing with innovations being adopted which have the potential to enhance the accessibility, availability, and cost-effectiveness of mental health care services.

She explained: “The telephone has the ability to overcome many of the social, physical and economic barriers which prevent access to mental health services, and is increasingly being used as a means to support treatment delivery. The telephone has been used in differing and flexible ways to deliver psychological interventions, with some studies using mixed models, using both face to face and telephone sessions, as an adjunct to other treatments, and treatment delivered completely by telephone.”

During this lecture, Karina will draw upon work from a number of completed and ongoing trials including:

  • The MUSICIAN study which evaluated the efficacy of telephone delivered CBT for chronic widespread pain;
  • An evaluation of a pilot study which evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of telephone CBT in workplace settings;
  • A pilot study of young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
  • A trial comparing telephone delivered interventions with face to face CBT in adults with OCD.

Karina Lovell trained as a mental health nurse; she completed a course in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and then worked in various clinical NHS positions. Karina completed a BA, MSc and PhD part time and in 1998 moved from London to Manchester and commenced work at the University of Manchester as a lecturer. Karina is a past president of the British Association for Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies, fellow of The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and a patron of the National Phobic Society.

To book your free place, go to surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/mhlecturereg or telephone 01695 650715. Registration and refreshments is 6pm and the lecture starts at 6.30pm with a buffet and refreshments afterwards.