Co-occurring Substance Use and Severe Mental Health Difficulties

Provided as part of the CBT for Pyschosis series.



Emma is a lecturer/clinical tutor at the University of Bath, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and also works as Clinical Psychologist with individuals experiencing comorbid substance use and mental health difficulties.

Emma has been involved in research in the field of comorbid substance use and severe mental health difficulties since starting to work as a Research Psychologist for The COMPASS Programme in 2001, initially involved in the pilot evaluation of Cognitive Behavioural Integrated treatment (C-BIT).

After completing her Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Exeter, Emma returned to work at the COMPASS Programme. Prior to leaving this service Emma was the trial Manager for a pilot RCT evaluating the use of this treatment manual and also a co-applicant on this trial.

Emma is currently seconded to the Specialist Substance Use Service in the Bath and North East Somerset locality of Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust. Emma’s research interests include the development of brief interventions and the use of electronic technologies. Emma has been involved in a number of publication, including journal articles and a treatment manual.



The teaching will focus on co-occurring substance use and severe mental health difficulties, including consideration of the background e.g. prevalence, theory and the evidence base. The teaching will be research-led, focusing on a treatment approach based on CBT and a motivational approach developed for use in Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Brief Integrated Motivational Intervention (BIMI). An overview of both the current research and the BIMI manual will be provided, with role plays completed via case studies


Date and venue

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Training is to be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer Building, Perry Road, Exeter. EX4 4QG.


The cost of the event will be £90 per place, and these are available to book on the online store.

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