Person-Based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis. Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 2251016
  • Book
  • 206 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In this innovative text,
Paul Chadwick explores a person–based cognitive therapy approach for distressing psychosis. The book describes in detail a cognitive therapy that addresses distress associated not only with the meaning given to ′symptoms′;, but also schemata, the self, and how people relate to voices, paranoia, etc. A clear, practical and client–centred framework is provided for clinicians, which includes:
  • the use of Mindfulness for people with psychosis
  • ′two chair methods′, developed by the author for working with psychosis
  • a detailed look at the ABC model applied to psychosis
  • guidelines for working with symptomatic beliefs
  • a new perspective on the therapeutic relationship and collaboration
  • a new approach to case formulation based in Vygotsky′s concept of the Zone of Proximal Development
  • guidelines on the use of group therapy for psychosis.

Person–Based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis is a practical and important resource for all academics and clinicians who work with people with psychosis, or have an interest in ′Third Wave′ cognitive therapies.

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About the Author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Chapter 1 Person–Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT) for Psychosis 1

Chapter 2 Relationship Building, Therapist Assumptions and Radical Collaboration 20

Chapter 3 Framework for PBCT: The Zone of Proximal Development 37

Chapter 4 Working with Symptomatic Meaning 58

Chapter 5 Relationship to Internal Experience: Mindfulness Practice 78

Chapter 6 Working with Schemata 98

Chapter 7 Self–Acceptance and the Symbolic Self 117

Chapter 8 PBCT Groups: Principles and Practice 138

Chapter 9 Ending and the Process of Change 157

Appendix BAVQ–R 174

References 177

Index 183

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Professor Paul Chadwick, PhD, is Head of Clinical Psychology at the Royal South Hants Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. He has an international reputation for his ground–breaking, applied research over the past 20 years on cognitive therapy for psychosis and is lead author on an infl uential book written with M.J. Birchwood and P. Trower –Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia, also published by John Wiley and Sons.
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