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:
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.
"This exceptional book contains state of the art theory, research, and therapeutics of CBT for psychosis. Clinicians and researchers interested in developing an up-to-date understanding of CBT for schizophrenia will find it indispensable." - Aaron T. Beck, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"This book provides an excellent overview of current developments in the field of CBT for psychosis, with innovative contributions from numerous international experts. It will be of value to both clinicians and researchers and will promote the psychological understanding and treatment of psychosis" - Tony Morrison, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
"This is a very comprehensive volume that raises our awareness of the application of CBT to understand and treat psychosis in its many forms. It should be available to all who study and treat such disorders and will no doubt stimulate the reader to examine the possible benefits of this treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses." - Richard M. Steinbook, MD, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Volume 200, Number 9, September 2012
Part I: Cognitive models of psychosis and their assessment. Hagen & Turkington, Introduction. Kinderman, Auditory hallucinations. Turkington, Bryant & Lumley, Cognitive models for delusions. Peters, Assessment in psychosis. Part II: Treating psychotic symptoms using CBT. Hoaas, Lindholm, Berge & Hagen, The therapeutic alliance in cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis. Dudley & Turkington, Normalisation. Addington, Manusco & Haarmans, Cognitive behaviour therapy and early intervention. Michail & Birchwood, Command hallucinations: Theory and psychological interventions. Grant & Stolar, Cognitive characterization and therapy of negative symptoms and formal thought disorder. Gumley, Staying well after psychosis. Lecomte & Leclerc, Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis: Issues and solutions. Part III: CBT and co-morbid problems. Kavanagh & Mueser, The treatment of substance misuse in people with serious mental disorders. Callcott, Dudley, Standart, Freeston & Turkington, Treating trauma in people with first episode psychosis using cognitive behavioural therapy. McFarlane, Integrating the family in the treatment of psychotic disorders. Bell, Choi & Lysaker, Psychological interventions to improve work outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. Part IV: CBT and bipolar disorders. Tai, The psychology of bipolar disorders. Scott, Cognitive theory and therapy of bipolar disorder.
ISPS (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) has a history stretching back more than five decades, during which it has witnessed the relentless pursuit of biological explanations for psychosis. This tide has been turning in recent years and there is growing international interest in a range of psychological, social and cultural factors that have considerable explanatory traction and distinct therapeutic possibilities. Governments, professional groups, people with personal experience of psychosis and family members are increasingly exploring interventions that involve more talking and listening. Many now regard practitioners skilled in psychological therapies as an essential component of the care of people with psychosis.
A global society active in at least twenty countries, ISPS is composed of a diverse range of individuals, networks and institutional members. Key to its ethos is that individuals with personal experience of psychosis, and their families and friends, are fully involved alongside practitioners and researchers, and that all benefit from this collaboration.
ISPS’s core aim is to promote psychological and social approaches to understanding and treating psychosis. Recognising the humanitarian and therapeutic potential of these perspectives, ISPS embraces a wide spectrum of therapeutic approaches from psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive, and arts therapies, to need-adapted and dialogical approaches, family and group therapies and residential therapeutic communities. A further ambition is to draw together diverse viewpoints on psychosis and to foster discussion and debate across the biomedical and social sciences, including establishing meaningful dialogue with practitioners and researchers who are more familiar with biological-based approaches. Such discussion is now increasingly supported by empirical evidence of the interaction of genes and biology with the emotional and social environment especially in the fields of trauma, attachment, social relationships and therapy.
Ways in which ISPS pursues its aims include international and national conferences, real and virtual networks, and publication of the journal Psychosis. The book series is intended to complement these activities by providing a resource for those wanting to consider aspects of psychosis in detail. It now also includes a monograph strand primarily targeted at academics. Central to both strands is the combination of rigorous, in-depth intellectual content and accessibility to a wide range of readers. We aim for the series to be a resource for mental health professionals of all disciplines, for those developing and implementing policy, for academics in the social and clinical sciences, and for people whose interest in psychosis stems from personal or family experience. We hope that the book series will help challenge excessively biological ways of conceptualising and treating psychosis through the dissemination of existing knowledge and ideas and by fostering new interdisciplinary dialogues and perspectives.
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For more information about the journal Psychosis visit www.isps.org/index.php/publications/journal.