Dr Sophie Browning

CPsychol, PSYCH D

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sophie Browning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is the Lead Psychologist for inpatient CAMHS within the Trust.

She is responsible for ensuring the provision of a systematic Clinical Psychology service for children and adolescents with complex mental health needs and their families across the in-patient and related services.

Within inpatient services, she leads on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – with a particular speciality in CBT for adolescent psychosis.

Dr Browning is registered with the Health Professionals Council and is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has also been a Supervisor and Trainer on the Kings Children and Young People’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) course and teaches on a number of doctorate training programmes for Clinical Psychology.

Other roles

Dr Browning works on improving access to and engagement with the psychological interventions for psychosis recommended by National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

She is a trainer inside and outside the Trust, and she has presented at a number of national and international conferences including the BABCP/ACAMH annual conference, the Royal College of Psychiatry annual conference and the International Conference for Early Interventions in Psychosis.

Dr Browning and colleagues have also created CUES-Ed, an innovative cognitive behavioural early intervention package delivered to whole classes of primary school children to improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience

Background

Dr Browning took her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Warwick and completed a Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of Surrey in 1999.

Research

She has a special interest in CBT for psychosis or distressing unusual experience in children and adolescents and has been the Lead Clinician for funded research in this area.

Publications

Browning, S., Alba, A., Bracegirdle, K & Jolley, S (2018). Psychosis. A chapter in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Cambridge Press.

Browning, S., Corrigall, R., Garety, P., Emsley, R., Jolley, S. (2013). Psychological Interventions for Adolescent Psychosis (PIFAP): A pilot controlled case series. European Psychiatry, 28, 423-6.

Corrigall R, Browning S, Blair M and Wragg J. Want to know more about psychosis? A YoungMinds Booklet. YoungMinds 2003.

Redfern, Jolley, Bracegirdle, Browning, & Plant (2019). CUES-Ed: An in-service evaluation of a new universal cognitive behavioural early mental health intervention programme for primary school children. Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

Hassanali N, Ruffell T, Browning S, Bracegirdle K, Ames C, Corrigall R, Laurens KR, Hirsch C, Kuipers E, Maddox L, Jolley S. (in press). Cognitive bias and unusual experiences in childhood. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2014 Nov 14.

Ames, C., Jolley, S., Laurens, K., Hirsch, C., Browning, S., Bracegirdle, K., Hassanali, N., Corrigall, R., Kuipers, E. A. (2014). Modelling psychosocial influences on the distress and impairment caused by psychotic like experiences in children and adolescents. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23, 715-22.

Maddox, L, Jolley, S., Laurens, K., Hirsch, C., Hodgins, S., Browning, S., Bravery, L., Bracegirdle, K., Smith, P., Kuipers,E. (2013). Cognitive behavioural therapy for unusual experiences in children: a case series. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 344-58.

Noone, D., Ames, C., Laurens, K., Browning, S., Bracegirdle, K., Hassanali, N., Corrigall, R., Kuipers, E., Jolley, S. (in revision). A preliminary investigation of schematic beliefs and unusual in children and adolescents. European Psychiatry.

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