Recovery Focused Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

A Clinical Case Series


This is a study exploring the impact of a recovery-focused intervention on the mood and other factors of interest for people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Considerable evidence points to the beneficial impact of psychological interventions on outcomes such as symptoms and relapse. However, such outcomes may not accurately capture what the service user considers to be meaningful change. Furthermore, little is known about the interaction between service user definitions of recovery, participant characteristics and therapeutic components. Improved understanding of these factors represents an important step in developing more suitable and effective psychological interventions.

Study Aims

This recovery focused clinical case series is a project designed to

  1. Assess the acceptability of a 6 month (18 session) recovery focused psychological intervention, and
  2. Provide a detailed exploration of the relationship between this intervention and
    1. Participant characteristics (e.g. thoughts, mood, activity)
    2. A range of clinician (e.g. symptoms, relapse, functioning) and service user (e.g. recovery, quality of life) defined outcomes.

Potential participants will receive timely access to a free, six month psychological intervention delivered by a trained professional. The intervention is recovery focused, informed by evidence based techniques and developed in consultation with service users.

Further Information & Contact Details

For more information please read the Participant Information Sheet

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Dr Lisa S Caddell

Phone: 01524 593171

Get involved

We welcome interest from individuals who have experienced bipolar mood fluctuations, their relatives, friends, partners, carers as well as individuals who are interested in mental health research but have not experienced mental illness. Volunteers are vital for improving our understanding about the experience and management of Bipolar Disorder.

If you would like to find out more about Spectrum Centre research and get involved, visit Spectrum Connect.

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