Cherry Knowle Hospital, Sunderland and KGMU, Lucknow
Established in 2006, KGMU is now known as CSM Medical University. It is a prestigious medical college in Lucknow, India and is now a medical university. Cherry Knowle Hospital, Sunderland, is part of Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust which provides specialist mental health services. This link was established with the aim of promoting teaching and research in Cognitve Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in India.
Three workshops on CBT have been delivered at the Department of Psychiatry, CSM Medical University, over the last three years. The fourth workshop is now planned in March 2010. The workshops are attended by Post Gradual Medical Students in Psychiatry, Teachers in Psychiatry, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses. The workshops are followed by live supervision over the telephone from Sunderland for the cases being treated with CBT by the Mental Health Professionals at Lucknow.
The data in three of the workshops has been presented in the poster sessions at annual conferences of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at Edinburgh (2008) and Exeter (2009).
Dr Arun Kumar Gupta
NTW NHS Foundation Trust
Cherry Knowle Hospital
Tel: 0191 5699412
Dr P Sitholey
Department of Psychiatry
CSM Medical University