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The hearing voices simulation is probably one of the most important and relevant training exercises I have done in my career. It was eye-opening to discover the extent to which the constant hearing of sounds and voices disorientates you and slows you down. It definitely helped improve my communication skills with people with psychosis.

Vincenzo Giordano, Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Training to Enhance Communication with Patients with Psychosis (TEMPO)

TEMPO helps to:

  • Understand the person with psychosis and their experiences
  • Work with positive and negative symptoms
  • Empower the person
  • Involve the person in decisions

It has been shown to improve communication and the therapeutic relationship in a randomised controlled trial.


Hearing voices simulation
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