This book is a unique volume in which leading clinicians and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy for psychosis illustrate their individual approaches to the understanding of the difficulties faced by people with psychosis and how this informs intervention.
Chapters include therapies focused on schizophrenia and individual psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions (including paranoia). Beck's original case study of cognitive therapy for psychosis from 1952 is reprinted, accompanied by his 50-year retrospective analysis. Also outlined are treatments for:
• bipolar disorder • dual diagnosis • schema-focused approaches • early intervention to prevent psychosis • adherence to medication
This book will be useful to clinicians and researchers alike, and will be an invaluable resource to mental health practitioners working with individuals experiencing psychosis.
Table of Contents
Successful Outpatient Psychotherapy of a Chronic Schizophrenic with a Delusion Based on Borrowed Guilt. Successful Outpatient Psychotherapy of a Chronic Schizophrenic with a Delusion Based on Borrowed Guilt - A 50 Year Retrospective. Cognitive Therapy for Paranoia. Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis - Emphasising Engagement. The Search for Meaning - Detecting Congruence Between Life Events, Underlying Schema and Psychotic Symptoms. Formulation-driven and Schema-focused CBT for a Neuroleptic-resistant Patient with a Delusional Memory. The Use of Coping Strategies and Self-regulation in the Treatment of Psychosis. Shame, Humiliation and Entrapment in Psychosis - A Social Rank Theory Approach to Cognitive Intervention with Voices and Delusions. Cognitive Therapy for Drug Resistant Auditory Hallucinations - A Case Example. Anxiety, Associated Physiological Sensations and Delusional Catastrophic Misinterpretation - Variations on a Theme? Cognitive Therapy for an Individual with a Long-standing Persecutory Delusion - Incorporating Emotional Processes into a Multi-factorial Perspective on Delusional Beliefs. Attributional Therapy - A Case of Paranoia and Hallucinations. Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Transition to Psychosis in High Risk Individuals
'It is original and fresh with a very wide range of authors who are acknowledged leaders in the field.' - David Kingdon, Professor of Mental Care Delivery, University of Southampton.