Drawing on the authors' decades of influential work in the field, this highly practical volume presents an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach for clients with schizophrenia. Guidelines are provided for collaborative assessment and case formulation that enable the clinician to build a strong therapeutic relationship, establish reasonable goals, and tailor treatment to each client's needs. Described in thorough, step-by-step detail are effective techniques for working with delusional beliefs, voices, visions, thought disorders, and negative symptoms; integrating cognitive therapy with other forms of treatment; reducing relapse risks; and enhancing client motivation. Special features include reproducible client handouts and assessment tools.
What Is Schizophrenia? Evidence for Effective Treatments in Schizophrenia. Early Intervention. The Therapeutic Relationship. Assessment. Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning. Orienting the Client to Treatment. Psychoeducation and Normalization. Case Formulation and Intervening with Delusions. Case Formulation and Intervening with Hallucinations. Thought Interference, Passivity Phenomena, and Formal Thought Disorder. Negative Symptoms. Comorbid Conditions. Relapse Prevention and Finishing Therapy. Difficulties in Therapy. Appendix 1. Health of the Nation Rating Scales. Appendix 2. Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales. Appendix 3. Therapy of Psychosis Rating Scale. Appendix 4. Informational Handouts. Appendix 5. Formulation Sheet and Diaries.