INT-Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Patients

INT-Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Patients

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Overview

This book contains concrete and step by step information with many practical examples. It is in line with the most actual international empirical findings about schizophrenia and contains the most updated therapy approach being available currently. The techniques and exercises (partly computer-based) are described in detail. Case examples point out specific therapeutic situations and teach the therapist how to cope with complicated group and individual demands. Assessment for patient selection, differential indication and therapy control within a multi-dimensional treatment and rehabilitation system are discussed.

INT was evaluated successfully in an international randomised multi-centre study. In the meantime it is implemented in many clinical settings in German speaking countries. Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy (INT) is a cognitive remediation therapy approach. INT is the first treatment manual comprising all MATRICS areas (Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia). The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health, USA) initiated this MATRICS initiative. MATRICS defines 11 neurocognitive and social cognitive areas of functioning being relevant for patients with schizophrenia. The improvement of these areas in a group therapy is the main goal of INT.

INT is based on IPT (Integrated Psychological Therapy, Roder et al 2010). It is a resource and a recovery oriented intervention to enhance also therapy motivation and self-esteem and to reduce negative symptoms. Therapy focuses especially on group processes and the exercises augment transfer and generalisation to daily life. As a meta goal INT intends to amend life quality and the reintegration of the patients in the community.

The presented manual offers the clinicians a practically orientated guide for carrying out INT.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319132440
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 141
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

Theoretical Background

S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder

Practical Implementation of INT

D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, M. Lächler, V. Roder

Therapy Requirements, Possible Applications, and Indication

D. R. Müller, V. Roder

Diagnostic Instruments, Treatment Planning, and Controlling the Treatment Process

V. Roder, S. J. Schmidt

Empirical Evidence of INT

D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder

Therapy Materials for the Four Treatment Areas

D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder

Index

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