Publications

Bell, I. H., Fielding-Smith, S., Hayward, M., Rossell, S. L., Lim, M. H., Farhall, J., & Thomas, N. (2018).
Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention in a coping-focused intervention for hearing voices (SAVVy): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19, 262. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2607-6

Bell, I. H., Fielding-Smith, S., Rossell, S. L., Hayward, M., Farhall, J., Lim, M. H., Thomas, N. (2018). Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention in a blended coping-focused therapy for distressing voices: Development and case illustration. Internet Interventions, 14, 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2018.11.001

Bell, I. H., Lim, M. H., & Thomas, N. (2020). The therapeutic use of digital technology in psychosis. J. Badcock & G. Paulik (Eds.), A clinical introduction to psychosis: Foundations for clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128150122. In press.

Bell, I. H., Lim, M. H., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2017). Systematic review of ecological momentary assessment and intervention in the treatment of psychotic disorders. Psychiatric Services, 68, 1172-1181. https://doi.org/10/1176/appi.ps.201600523

Brand, R., McEnery, C., Bendall, S., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2018). Do trauma-focused psychological interventions have an effect on psychotic symptoms? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.08.037

Brand, R., Rossell, S. L., Bendall, S., & Thomas, N. (2017). Can we use an interventionist-causal paradigm to untangle the relationship between trauma, PTSD and psychosis? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, e306. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00306

Brand, R., Thomas, N., & Murray, G. (2020). The assessment of people with psychotic and bipolar disorders. In M. Sellbom & J. Suhr (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of clinical assessment and diagnosis. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781108235433. In press.

Corstens, D., Longden, E., McCarthy-Jones, S., Waddingham, R., & Thomas, N. (2014). Emerging perspectives from the Hearing Voices Movement: Implications for therapeutic and research practice. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (suppl. 4), s285–s294. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbu007

Daya, I., & Thomas, N. (2015). Peace-mongering: Building collaboration between consumers, clinicians, families and the community sector at the 2013 World Hearing Voices Congress. In K. Kellehear, A. Lane, M. Cassaniti, B. Tooth, C. Chapman, S. Robertson ... R. Astbury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th TheMHS Mental Health Services Conference 2014 (“What we share makes us strong”). Balmain: Australia: TheMHS.

Dent-Pearce, L., Daya, I., Karagounis, J., & Thomas, N. (2015). Integrating peer work with a specific therapeutic target: Experiences from the Voice Exchange program. In K. Kellehear, A. Lane, M. Cassaniti, B. Tooth, C. Chapman, S. Robertson ... R. Astbury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th TheMHS Mental Health Services Conference 2014 (“What we share makes us strong”). Balmain: Australia: TheMHS.

Farhall, J., & Thomas, N. (2013). Cognitive and behavioural therapies for psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 508–511. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867413483370

Farhall, J., Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., & Morris, E. M. J. (2013). Clinical assessment and assessment measures. In E. M. J. Morris, L. C. Johns, & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness for psychosis (pp. 47–63). Chichester, England: Wiley–Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118499184.ch4

Fielding-Smith, S., Hayward, M., Strauss, C., Fowler, D., Paulik, G., & Thomas, N. (2015). Bringing the “self” into focus: Conceptualising the role of self-experience for understanding and working with distressing voices. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e1129. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01129

Goldstone, E., Farhall, J., Thomas, N., & Ong, B. (2013). The role of metacognitive beliefs in the proneness to hallucinations and delusions: An analysis across clinical and non-clinical populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 330–346.  https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12020

Hayward, M., Berry, K., McCarthy-Jones, S., Strauss, C., & Thomas, N. (2014). Beyond the omnipotence of voices: Further developing a relational approach to hearing voices. Psychosis, 6, 242–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2013.839735

Hayward, M., Jones, A. M., Bogen-Johnston, L., Thomas, N., & Strauss, C. (2017). Relating therapy for distressing voices: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 183, 137-142. https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.019

Howes, O., McCutcheon, R., Agid, O., de Bartolomeis, A., van Beveren, N. J. M., Birnbaum, M. L., ... Correll, C. U. (2017). Treatment resistant schizophrenia: Treatment Response and Resistance in Psychosis (TRRIP) working group consensus guidelines on diagnosis and terminology. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 216-229. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16050503

Larøi, F., Thomas, N., Aleman, A., Fernyhough, C., Deamer, F., & McCarthy-Jones, S. (2019). The ice in voices: Understanding negative content in auditory verbal hallucinations. Clinical Psychology Review, 67, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2018.11.001

Louise, S., Fitzpatrick, M., Strauss, C., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2018). Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for psychosis: Our current understanding and a meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 192, 57-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.023

Louise, S., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2019). The acceptability, feasibility and preliminary outcomes of an individual mindfulness intervention for hearing voices. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 47, 200-216. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465818000425

Louise, S., Rossell, S. L., Toh, W. L., Scott, M., & Thomas, N. (2018). Does mindfulness help people adapt to the experience of hearing voices? Psychiatry Research, 270, 329-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.09.013

McCarthy-Jones, S., Thomas, N., Dodgson, G., Fernyhough, C., Brotherhood, E., Wilson, G. & Dudley, R. (2015). What have we learnt about the ability of cognitive behavioural therapy to help with voice hearing? (pp. 78-99). In M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCarthy-Jones (Eds.), Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315753829

McCarthy-Jones, S., Thomas, N., Strauss, C., Dodgson, G., Jones, N., Woods, A., Brewin, C. R., Hayward, M., Stephane, M., Barton, J., Kingdon, D., & Sommer, I. E. (2014). Better than mermaids and stray dogs? Subtyping auditory verbal hallucinations and its implications for research and practice. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (suppl. 4), s275–s284.  https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbu018

McCarthy-Jones, S., Trauer, T., Mackinnon, A., Sims, E., Thomas, N., & Copolov, D. (2014). A new phenomenological survey of auditory verbal hallucinations: Evidence for subtypes and implications for theory and practice. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, 231–235. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbs156

McLeod, H. J., Thomas, N., Rossell, S. L., & Gumley, A. (2016). Emotional processes in understanding and treating psychosis. In R. Menzies, M. Kyrios, & N. Kazantzis (Eds.), Innovations and future directions in the behavioural and cognitive therapies. Stamford Valley, Australia: Australian Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1-922-11770-0 (paperback).

Paulik, G., Thomas, N., Glasshouse, E., & Hayward, M. (2020). Being a scientist-practitioner in the field of psychosis: Experiences from voices clinics. In J. Badcock & G. Paulik (Eds.), A clinical introduction to psychosis: Foundations for clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128150122. In press.

Pienkos, E., Giersch, A., Hansen, M., Humpston, C., McCarthy-Jones, S., Mishara, A., … Thomas, N., & Rosen, C. (2019). Hallucinations beyond voices: A conceptual review of the phenomenology of altered perception in psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45 (suppl. 1), S24-S34. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby057

Rossell, S. L., Schutte, M. J. L., Toh, W. L., Thomas, N., Strauss, C., Linszen, M. M. J., … Sommer, I. E. C. (2019). The Questionnaire for Psychotic Experiences (QPE): an examination of validity and reliability. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45 (suppl. 1), S56-65. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby148

Rossell, S. L., Thomas, N., & Waters, F. (2016). Advancing our understanding of hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 1096-1097. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbw089

Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Thomas, N., Hayes, S. C., Gallop, B., Copolov, D., & Castle, D. (2017). A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 210, 140-148. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182865

Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., Morris, E. M. J., & Farhall, J. (2013). Theory on voices. In E. M. J. Morris, L. C. Johns, & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness for psychosis (pp. 12–32). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118499184.ch2

Strauss, C., Hugdahl, K., Waters, F., Hayward, M., Bless, J. J., Falkenberg, L. E., … Thomas, N. (2018). The Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire—Revised: A factor structure from 450 participants. Psychiatry Research, 259, 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.089

Strauss, C., Thomas, N., & Hayward, M. (2015). Can we respond mindfully to distressing voices? A systematic review of the evidence for engagement, acceptability, effectiveness and mechanisms of change for mindfulness-based interventions for people distressed by hearing voices.
Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e1154.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01154

Thomas, N. (2015). What have we learnt about how to capture and measure the outcomes of psychological therapies for voices? In M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCarthy-Jones (Eds.), Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations. London, England: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315753829

Thomas, N. (2015). What’s really wrong with cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e323. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00323

Thomas, N. (2015). A model for the development of acceptance and mindfulness–based therapies: Preoccupation with psychotic experiences as a treatment target. In B. Gaudiano (Ed.), Incorporating acceptance and mindfulness into the treatment of psychosis: Current trends and future directions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-199-99721-3

Thomas, N., Bless, J., Alderson-Day, B., Bell, I. H., Cella, M., Craig, T., … Jardri, R. (2019). Potential applications of digital resources in assessment, treatment and self-help for hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45 (suppl. 1), S77-S87. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby103

Thomas, N., Farhall, J., & Shawyer, F. (2015). Beliefs about voices and schemas about self and others in psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 209–223. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465813000817

Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley, F., Farnan, S., Ladd, E., Leitan, N., Nunan, C., & the SMART Research Group (2015). Using the Internet to integrate peer stories and self-management resources into mental health services. In K. Kellehear, A. Lane, M. Cassaniti, B. Tooth, C. Chapman, S. Robertson ... R. Astbury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th TheMHS Mental Health Services Conference 2014 (“What we share makes us strong”). Balmain: Australia: TheMHS.

Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley, F., Leitan, N., Villagonzalo, K. A., Ladd, E., ... Kyrios, M. (2016). Promoting personal recovery in people with persisting psychotic disorders: Development and pilot study of a novel digital intervention. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, e196 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00196

Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley, F., Rossell, S. L., Castle, D., Ladd, E., … Kyrios, M. (2016). Randomised controlled trial of a digitally assisted low intensity intervention to promote personal recovery in persisting psychosis: SMART-Therapy study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 16, e312. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-1024-1

Thomas, N., Hayward, M., Peters, E., van der Gaag, M., Bentall, R. P., Jenner, J. M., ... McCarthy-Jones, S. (2014). Psychological therapies for auditory hallucinations (voices): Current status and key research directions. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (suppl. 4), s202–s212. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbu037

Thomas, N., Morris, E. M. J., Shawyer, F., & Farhall, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy for voices. In E. M. J. Morris, L. C. Johns, & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness for psychosis (pp. 95–111). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118499184.ch7

Thomas, N., Paulik, G., Louise, S., Farhall, J., & Hayward, M. (2015). What have we learnt from behavioural and coping interventions for voices? In M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCarthy-Jones (Eds.), Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315753829

Thomas, N., Rossell, S. L., & Waters, F. (2016). The changing face of hallucination research: The International Consortium on Hallucination Research (ICHR) 2015 meeting report. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 891–895. https://doi.org/10/1093/schbul/sbv183

Thomas, N., Rossell, S., Farhall, J., Shawyer, F., & Castle, D. (2011). Cognitive behavioural therapy for auditory hallucinations: Effectiveness and predictors of outcome in a specialist clinic. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 129–138. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465810000548

Thomas, N., Shawyer, F., Castle, D., Copolov, D., Hayes, S., & Farhall, J. (2014). A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for psychosis: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 14, e198. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-14-198

Toh, W. L., Castle, D., Thomas, N., Badcock, J., & Rossell, S. L. (2016). Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in mood disorders: Analysis of the 2010 Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) data. Psychiatry Research, 243, 238–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.035

Toh, W. L., Thomas, N., & Rossell, S. L. (2015). Auditory verbal hallucinations in bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 184, 18–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.05.040