Early Detection and Cognitive Therapy for People at High Risk of Developing Psychosis: A Treatment Approach
About the Authors.
Foreword by Max Birchwood.
Part I: BACKGROUND.
1. The Importance of Early Recognition.
2. How to Identify At-Risk Groups.
3. Which Prevention Strategy to Adopt.
Part II: COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR PREVENTION OF PSYCHOSIS.
4. Why Cognitive Therapy?
6. Theory, Assessment and Formulation.
Part III: CHANGE STRATEGIES.
8. Generating and Evaluating Alternative Explanations.
9. Safety Behaviours.
10. Metacognitive Beliefs.
11. ‘I Am Different’ and Other Core Beliefs.
12. Social Isolation.
13. Relapse Prevention.
Anthony P. Morrison is a reader in psychology at the University of Manchester and is also programme co-ordinator for a specialist programme of care for people with early psychosis in Bolton, Salford & Trafford Mental Health Trust. He has published a number of articles on cognitive therapy for psychosis and experimental studies of cognitive processes in psychosis. He has been involved in a number of treatment trials for cognitive therapy for psychosis and has a special interest in the cognitive theory of and therapy for hearing voices. More recently, he has developed a research interest in working with people at high risk of developing psychosis and the links between trauma and psychosis. He was awarded the May Davidson Award 2002 for his contributions to clinical psychology.