This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). "CBT for Psychosis" shows how this approach clears the way for a shift away from a biological understanding and towards a psychological understanding of psychosis. Stressing the important connection between mental illness and mental health, further topics of discussion include: the assessment and formulation of psychotic symptoms; how to treat psychotic symptoms using CBT; CBT for specific and comorbid conditions; and, CBT of bipolar disorders. This book brings together international experts from different aspects of this fast developing field and will be of great interest to all mental health professionals working with people suffering from psychotic symptoms.
Part I: Cognitive models of psychosis and their assessment. Hagen & Turkington, Introduction. Kinderman, Auditory hallucinations. Turkington, Bryant & Lumley, Cognitive models for delusions. Peters, Assessment in psychosis. Part II: Treating psychotic symptoms using CBT. Hoaas, Lindholm, Berge & Hagen, The therapeutic alliance in cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis. Dudley & Turkington, Normalisation. Addington, Manusco & Haarmans, Cognitive behaviour therapy and early intervention. Michail & Birchwood, Command hallucinations: Theory and psychological interventions. Grant & Stolar, Cognitive characterization and therapy of negative symptoms and formal thought disorder. Gumley, Staying well after psychosis. Lecomte & Leclerc, Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis: Issues and solutions. Part III: CBT and co-morbid problems. Kavanagh & Mueser, The treatment of substance misuse in people with serious mental disorders. Callcott, Dudley, Standart, Freeston & Turkington, Treating trauma in people with first episode psychosis using cognitive behavioural therapy. McFarlane, Integrating the family in the treatment of psychotic disorders. Bell, Choi & Lysaker, Psychological interventions to improve work outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. Part IV: CBT and bipolar disorders. Tai, The psychology of bipolar disorders. Scott, Cognitive theory and therapy of bipolar disorder.