CBT for Psychosis: A Symptom-based Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT for Psychosis shows how this approach clears the way for a shift away from a biological understanding and towards a psychological understanding of psychosis.Stressing the important connection between mental illness and mental health, further topics of discussion include: the assessment and formulation of psychotic symptoms how to treat psychotic symptoms using CBT CBT for specific and co morbid conditions CBT of bipolar disorders.This book brings together international experts from different aspects of this fast developing field and will be of great interest to all mental health professionals working with people suffering from psychotic symptoms.

Author Biography

Roger Hagen, PhD, PsyD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Douglas Turkington, MD, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Torkil Berge, PsyD, Psychologist, Vinderen Community Mental Health Centre, Diakonhjemmet Sykehus, Oslo, Norway. Rolf W. Grwe, PhD, PsyD, Head of R D Unit, Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Central Norway, Norway.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesp. x
List of contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Prefacep. xv
Cognitive models of psychosis and their assessmentp. 1
Introduction: CBT for psychosis: A symptom-based approachp. 3
Cognitive models of auditory hallucinationsp. 12
Cognitive models for delusionsp. 22
Assessment for symptoms of psychosisp. 40
The practice of CBT for persons with psychotic symptomsp. 57
The therapeutic alliance in cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosisp. 59
Using normalising in cognitive behavioural therapy for schizophreniap. 77
Cognitive behaviour therapy and early interventionp. 86
Command hallucinations: Theory and psychological interventionsp. 99
Cognitive characterization and therapy of negative symptoms and formal thought disorderp. 116
Staying well after psychosis: A cognitive interpersonal approach to emotional recovery and relapse preventionp. 128
Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis: Issues and solutionsp. 144
CBT and co-occurring problemsp. 159
The treatment of substance misuse in people with serious mental disordersp. 161
Treating trauma in people with first-episode psychosis using cognitive behavioural therapyp. 175
Integrating the family in the treatment of psychotic disordersp. 193
Psychological interventions to improve work outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilitiesp. 210
CBT and bipolar disordersp. 231
The psychology of bipolar disordersp. 233
Cognitive theory and therapy of bipolar disordersp. 245
Name indexp. 259
Subject indexp. 267
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