Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia / Edition 1

Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia / Edition 1

by Paul Chadwick, Max J. Birchwood, Peter Trower
     
 

Psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and nurses are increasingly involved in treatments which include psychological therapy, and particularly cognitive therapy, for serious mental disorders. The aim of this book is to guide such professionals towards better practice by treating the individual symptoms of delusions, voices and paranoia, rather than by the

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Psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and nurses are increasingly involved in treatments which include psychological therapy, and particularly cognitive therapy, for serious mental disorders. The aim of this book is to guide such professionals towards better practice by treating the individual symptoms of delusions, voices and paranoia, rather than by the categorisation of schizophrenia. The authors provide an introduction to their cognitive model and show how therapy depends crucially on the collaborative relationship with the client. While earlier approaches to these distressing symptoms depended on an overall model of schizophrenia which emphasised fundamental discontinuities with normal thought and psychological processes, the authors' approach is supported by substantial research that indicates that delusions, voices and paranoia lie on a continuum of differences in thought and behaviour, and do not arise from fundamentally different psychological processes. This book offers a practical, research-based and essentially hopeful approach to the assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders and also an argument for the development of a person model for treatment, which is based on the política enduring psychological vulnerabilities. This book appears in The Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series Editor: J. Mark G. Williams University of Wales, Bangor, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471961734
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series, #93
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword
Series Preface
Prologue
Ch. 1A cognitive view of delusions and voices1
Ch. 2The practice of therapy and the problem of engagement25
Ch. 3Delusions: assessment and formulation45
Ch. 4Challenging delusions69
Ch. 5Voices: engagement and assessment91
Ch. 6Disputing and testing beliefs about voices115
Ch. 7Cognitive therapy for paranoia135
Ch. 8Challenging cases and issues163
Ch. 9From a symptom model to a person model175
References187
Appendix 1193
Appendix 2195
Appendix 3201
Appendix 4203
Index205

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