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The AVATAR Project

The Avatar Project research


The AVATAR Project is a clinical research trial of an innovative new therapeutic treatment designed to help people suffering from distressing voices.

The therapy was created by Professor Julian Leff and tested in a small pilot study. Professor Tom Craig and his team conducted this larger randomised controlled trial.

In the AVATAR project the effectiveness of Avatar Therapy was tested against Supportive Counselling, which is a therapy that has been found to be a helpful treatment for people experiencing ongoing stress.

Participants were assessed by researchers to collect information about their voice hearing experience at the beginning of the study then after 12 and 24 weeks. Following this initial assessment participants were randomly allocated to Supportive Counselling or AVATAR Therapy.


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