Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Behavioral Activation versus Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression
- Date: –15:45
- Location: Fåhræussalen, Rudbecklaboratoriet
- Lecturer: Professor David Richards, University of Exeter
- Organiser: U-CARE, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
- Contact person: Louise von Essen
- Phone: 070-425 07 14
U-CARE invites the public to an open lecture by Professor David Richards.
The lecture will be held in English, is free of charge and open to the public. Feel free to sign up via Doodle if you wish to enjoy coffee from 30 minutes prior to the lecture. (https://doodle.com/poll/z3u97uwxaunb39b6)
Internationally renowned Professor Richards speaks on his research on whether Behavioral Activation (BA) could be a simpler yet efficient alternative to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in treating depression. The COBRA trial is the largest specific trial of BA vs. CBT internationally and one of the largest trials of CBT for depression ever conducted. Professor Richards will present its results and furthermore, discuss the implications for psychological therapy for depression, including the merits or not of BA as a primary treatment for depression, as compared to CBT.
Professor Richards is a distinguished health services researcher with a global reputation in developing, testing and evaluating complex non-pharmacological interventions, one of the top 200 UK health services researchers and one of only five nurses to be awarded ‘Senior Investigator’ status by the UK National Institute for Health Research. Professor Richard’s research focusses on improving access to healthcare for people with common mental health disorders, the effectiveness of primary care telephone triage, and improving the evidence base for fundamental nursing care.