This practical guide outlines the latest advances in understanding and treating psychotic symptoms and disorders, articulating step-by-step the clinical skills and knowledge required to effectively treat this patient population. A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis takes an evidence-based approach that encourages a wider perspective on clinical practice, with chapters covering stigma and bias, cultural factors, the importance of social functioning, physical health, sleep, and more. A broad array of treatment modalities are discussed, including cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive remediation, psychosocial interventions, trauma-informed therapies, and recovery-oriented practice. The book also provides a concise overview of the latest advances regarding cognitive profiles in people with psychotic disorders, the developmental progression of cognitive abilities, and the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction. The book additionally familiarizes readers with issues and controversies surrounding diagnostic classification, transdiagnostic expression, and dimensional assessment of symptoms in psychosis.
- Provides treatment and assessment methods for psychotic symptoms and disorders
- Looks at how psychosis develops and the impact of stigma on clinicians and clients
- Studies the links between trauma, PTSD, and psychosis, as well as sleep and psychosis
- Covers digital technologies for treating and assessing psychosis
- Outlines strategies for treating visual and auditory hallucinations
- Examines how to incorporate consumer and clinician perspectives in clinical practice
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THE BASICS 1. What is psychosis?
Part One: Lived experience perspectives Past, present and future - Clair de La Lune My Hidden Superpower - Evie Glasshouse
Part Two: Current conceptualisation of psychosis
Clinical and research perspectives 2. Models of Schizophrenia. A Selective Review of Genetic, Neuropharmacological, Cognitive and Social Approaches 3. Understanding the Impact of Mental Health Stigma and the Role of Clinicians as Allie 4. Culture and psychosis in clinical practice 5. The recovery model and psychosis
ASSESSMENT 6. Symptom assessment and psychosis 7. Negative symptoms and their assessment in schizophrenia and related disorders 8. Assessing social and non-social cognition in schizophrenia and related disorders 9. Assessing social functioning across the life course in psychosis 10. Trauma, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder 11. Effectively Assessing Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Psychosis 12. Benefits, assessment and preferences of physical activity in psychosis 13. Screening and assessment of substance use in psychosis
LINKING ASSESSMENT TO TREATMENT 14. Clinical case formulation
THERAPIES 15. Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for Psychosis 16. Third Wave CBT Interventions for Psychosis 17. Cognitive remediation to improve functional outcome 18. Promoting psychosocial functioning and recovery in schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders 19. Trauma informed therapies 20. Better sleep: Evidence-based interventions 21. Get moving: physical activity and exercise for mental health 22. Treating comorbid substance use and psychosis 23. A brief guide to medications for psychosis 24. Get in early: Early intervention services for psychotic symptoms
NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 25. Beyond belief: new approaches to the treatment of paranoia 26. Being a scientist-practitioner in the field of psychosis: Experiences from voices clinics 27. The therapeutic use of digital technologies in psychosis 28. Tracking language in real time in psychosis 29. Integrating lived experience perspectives into clinical practice
Johanna Badcock is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has been conducting clinical research on psychotic symptoms and disorders for over 25 years. She graduated with a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, and received her MA (Clinical Psychology) and PhD on psychosis proneness, from the University of Melbourne. Her studies have mainly focussed on unravelling the cognitive, emotional and social mechanisms involved in the individual symptoms of psychosis, especially auditory hallucinations. She has mentored students in clinical and neuropsychology over many years and is now the Research Director of Perth Voices Clinic - an integrated clinical and research facility for people with anomalous perceptual experiences which also provides advanced training for future clinical psychologists.
Georgie Paulik is a clinician-researcher and Clinical Director of Perth Voices Clinic, Western Australia. She graduated with BSc (Honours) and Masters (Clinical Psychology) / PhD from the University of Western Australia. For the past decade her research and clinical work have centred on voices (auditory hallucinations), early psychosis and the prevention of illness in people at ultra-high-risk for psychosis. She provides training and supervision to postgraduate clinical psychology students in the delivery of psychological interventions for voices, as well as advanced training for mental health clinicians in this (and related) areas.