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CBT for Schizophrenia: Evidence-Based Interventions and Future Directions

Craig Steel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-71206-1
288 pages
January 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Informed by the latest clinical research, this is the first book to assemble a range of evidence-based protocols for treating the varied presentations associated with schizophrenia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Deals with a wide range of discrete presentations associated with schizophrenia, such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Covers work by the world's leading clinical researchers in this field
  • Includes illustrative case material in each chapter
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Table of Contents

About the Editor vii

List of Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1 CBT for Psychosis: An Introduction 1
Craig Steel and Ben Smith

2 Cognitive Therapy for Reducing Distress and Harmful Compliance with Command Hallucinations 13
Max Birchwood and Alan Meaden

3 CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychosis 35
Amy Hardy, Ben Smith, Jennifer Gottlieb, Kim Mueser and Craig Steel

4 CBT for Individuals at High Risk of Developing Psychosis 57
Nicola Smethurst, Paul French and Anthony P. Morrison

5 CBT for Medication-Resistant Psychosis:Targeting the Negative Symptoms 87
Neil A. Rector

6 The Challenge of Anger, Aggression and Violence when Delivering CBT for Psychosis: Clinical and Service Considerations 109
Gillian Haddock

7 CBT for Relapse in Schizophrenia: A Treatment Protocol 127
Andrew I. Gumley

8 CBT to Address and Prevent Social Disability n Early and Emerging Psychosis 143
David Fowler, Paul French, Jo Hodgekins, Rebecca Lower, Ruth Turner, Simon Burton and Jon Wilson

9 Group Cognitive Behavioural Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia 169
Jason Holden and Eric Granholm

10 Brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Acute Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with Psychosis 191
Brandon A. Gaudiano

11 Improving Sleep, Improving Delusions: CBT for Insomnia in Individuals with Persecutory Delusions 213
Elissa Myers, Helen Startup and Daniel Freeman

12 Compassion Focused Group Therapy for Recovery after Psychosis 235
Christine Braehler, Janice Harper and Paul Gilbert

Index 267

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Author Information

Craig Steel is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK. With a doctorate from the University of London, he has been an active clinician and researcher for 15 years, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its use as a tool of intervention in schizophrenia and other severe mental health conditions.

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“All over, this book is very practical and to be recommended to therapists that want to get an insight into how problems associated with psychotic experiences can be efficiently treated psychologically.”  (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1 January 2014)

“While not a workbook that readers can use to guide CBT sessions with patients, it provides a nice overview of the evidence supporting the use of CBT and could be helpful for any clinicians working with these challenging patients.”  (Doody’s, 12 July 2013)

This is an excellent and timely book. It reflects the recent developments in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) literature, which have focused on specific approaches for different presentations within the heterogeneous category of psychosis. Each chapter is based on a recent randomised controlled trial, carried out by the leaders in the field. As such the book provides state-of-the-art information about the latest trial findings, coupled with detailed and helpful protocols on how to deliver these interventions. It will prove indispensable to researchers and clinicians who are interested in finding out and applying the latest developments in CBTp.—Dr Emmanuelle Peters, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Director of PICuP (Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation

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