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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
Recovery Therapy Trial
Scientific title
Applicability of CBT to Unselected Mental Health Service Clients With Psychotic Disorders
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Schizophrenia 0 0
Psychotic Disorders 0 0
Mood Disorders 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Mental Health 0 0 0 0
Mental Health 0 0 0 0
Psychosis and personality disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Behaviour - Recovery Therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis)

Behaviour: Recovery Therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis)

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Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
To determine the applicability of cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis in the "real world" setting of ordinary mental health services
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Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
To establish rates of uptake of Recovery Therapy amongst clients at a community mental health service
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
To establish effectiveness of therapy in clients who received a defined length of therapeutic contact (12-24 sessions)
Timepoint [2] 0 0
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
To identify factors predicting uptake and effectiveness
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Key inclusion criteria
- acceptance by the participating Community Mental Health Services for case management

- a preliminary DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood
disorder with psychotic features, or delusional disorder

- a recovery "need" in one of the areas addressed by the therapy
Minimum age
16 Years
Maximum age
65 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- a preliminary DSM-IV diagnosis of brief psychotic disorder, drug-induced psychosis,
mood disorder without hallucinations or delusions, or any other disorder (eg.
personality disorder, PTSD) even where psychotic features are/have been present

- non-English speaking

- comorbid intellectual disability

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Whittlesea Community Mental Health Service - Epping
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
Darebin Community Mental Health Service - Preston
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
3076 - Epping
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
3072 - Preston

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Melbourne Health
Other collaborator category [1] 0 0
Name [1] 0 0
William Buckland Foundation
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
This project will systematically apply a specialist version of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
(CBT), known as Recovery Therapy, to a random sample of patients with psychotic disorders.
Previously, the therapy has been developed and efficacy established, but the extent of
applicability to (unselected) mental health service patients is unknown. The main aim is to
establish the extent to which this therapy is acceptable and effective for mental health
service clients. A secondary aim is to develop guidelines for the conduct of such therapy in
public mental health settings.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 0 0
John Farhall, BA(Hons), MA
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LaTrobe University, NorthWestern Mental Health
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Phone 0 0
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Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
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Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications