This book provides a practical framework for using a person based cognitive therapy approach for addressing the range of problems experienced by people with psychosis. Chapters 1-4 provide a context for the approach and chapters 5-12 cover the clinical application of the approach. Key features include; the integration of the author's work on Mindfulness (simple meditation technique that is similarly creating a lot of interest at present) for people with psychosis; inclusion of the two-chair method; plus a chapter on group therapy.
About the Author. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1: Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT) for Psychosis. Chapter 2: Relationship Building, Therapist Assumptions and Radical Collaboration. Chapter 3: Framework for PBCT: The Zone of Proximal Development. Chapter 4: Working with Symptomatic Meaning. Chapter 5: Relationship to Internal Experience: Mindfulness Practice. Chapter 6: Working with Schemata. Chapter 7: Self-Acceptance and the Symbolic Self. Chapter 8: PBCT Groups: Principles and Practice. Chapter 9: Ending and the Process of Change. Appendix: BAVQ-R. References. Index.