Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis provides clinicians with a comprehensive cognitive model that can be applied to all patients with schizophrenia and related disorders in order to aid the development of a formulation that will incorporate all relevant factors. It illustrates the process of assessment, formulation and intervention and highlights potential difficulties arising from work with patients and how they can be overcome.
Experienced clinicians write assuming no prior knowledge of the area, covering all of the topics of necessary importance including:
* an introduction to cognitive theory and therapy
* difficulties in engagement and the therapeutic relationship
* how best to utilise homework with people who experience psychosis
* relapse prevention and management.
Illustrated by excerpts from therapy sessions, this book digests scientific evidence and theory but moreover provides clinicians with essential practical advice about how to best aid people with psychoses.
"Erudite and well written, this book is a general 'how-to' use cognitive therapy techniques with people diagnosed as psychotic… This text's emphasis on the 'C' rather than 'B' aspect of CBT and its diagrammatic use of formulations set it apart." - Guy Holmes, Mental Health Today, June 2004
"Morrison et al.'s book clearly presents the development of cognitive theory and therapy for psychosis in an engaging and accessible way. Suitable for newcomers to cognitive therapy, it will appeal to students and seasoned therapists, as well as those wishing to brush up on their cognitive therapy skills." - Kelly Vincent, European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 2008
Introduction. Preface. An Overview of Psychosis. An Introduction to Cognitive Theory and Therapy. Cognitive Model of Psychosis. Cognitive Assessment of Psychotic Patients. Formulation of the Case. Structure of Therapy. Difficulties in Engagement and the Therapeutic Relationship. Cognitive Techniques. Behavioural Techniques. Schema Change Processes. Negative Symptoms. Problems Associated with Psychosis. Relapse Prevention and Management. Integration of Homework into Therapy. Problems Related to Service Delivery and Context. Appendices.