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Who We Are

The Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) was founded by Professors David Clark, Anke Ehlers and Paul Salkovskis in 2000. The current Joint Clinical Directors are Dr Blake Stobie and Professor David Veale.  CADAT has made clear contributions in the fields of research, clinical care, education and training; the tripartite mission of King’s Health Partners.  Our Centre is a leader in research, training and the clinical treatment of anxiety in the UK.  CADAT is also a psychological therapy outpatient service based within the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and is the main contributor to research into anxiety disorders in the Trust.

Please click here to to read the CADAT Annual Report 2016-17.

What We Do

Clinical

We treat people with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) when their main problem is an anxiety disorder, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding Disorder (HD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Specific Phobias (eg driving, flying etc), Specific Phobia of Vomiting (SPOV or Emetophobia), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Health Anxiety (HA).

CADAT provides both a local and national service which spans primary, secondary and tertiary care. We form a small part of each of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham  Talking Therapies Services, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), and the Integrated Psychological Therapies Teams (IPTT) for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  We also accept referrals nationally especially for people with OCD and BDD.  In addition, CADAT holds a Highly Specialised Service (HSS) contract with NHS England to provide treatment for people with OCD and/or BDD for whom numerous previous treatments have been unsuccessful.

For all initial enquiries, please telephone on 020 3228 2101 or email at CADAT@slam.nhs.uk  Please click on the following link for more detailed information on referral pathways to CADAT. Clinical Services

Research

Recruitment has recently started for the STOP-PTSD clinical trial. This trial compares two therapist-assisted online psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  For more information, please click here.

Many of the treatments we offer have been developed by our own teams, have been very effective in randomised-controlled trials, and are subject to high levels of quality control.  Our Centre is a leader in both the research and clinical treatment of anxiety in the UK and is the main contributor to the research into anxiety disorders in the MAP CAG.  Please click on the following link to find out more about research at CADAT. Research

Training

CADAT staff teach on a wide variety of CBT courses locally and nationally.  There are particularly close links with the IOPPN CBT Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in CBT.  Alongside teaching CADAT is a major supervision resource for local psychology doctorate and IAPT courses, and for Specialist Trainees on psychiatry rotation.  We also provide Continuing Profession Development (CPD) placements for more experienced staff from both local and wider services. 

We can provide workshops on a range of topics relating to anxiety disorders and CBT more generally.  Please click on the following link to find out more about training and CADAT Workshops -  Training

our centre is a leader in research, training and clinical treatment of anxiety in the uk

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