Aaron T. Beck: Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Nursing Centers Consortium! From Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, this is the definitive work on the cognitive model of schizophrenia and its treatment. The volume integrates cognitive-behavioral and biological knowledge into a comprehensive conceptual framework. It examines the origins, development, and maintenance of key symptom areas: delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, and formal thought disorder. Treatment chapters then offer concrete guidance for addressing each type of symptom, complete with case examples and session outlines. Anyone who treats or studies serious mental illness will find a new level of understanding together with theoretically and empirically grounded clinical techniques. The book will be invaluable to practitioners in a range of settings, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and rehabilitation specialists; researchers of severe mental disorders; instructors, graduate students, and residents. It may also serve as a text in graduate-level seminars and clinical practica.
Overview of Schizophrenia. Biological Contributions. A Cognitive Conceptualization of Delusions. A Cognitive Conceptualization of Auditory Hallucinations. A Cognitive Conceptualization of Negative Symptoms. A Cognitive Conceptualization of Formal Thought Disorder. Assessment. Engagement and Fostering the Therapeutic Relationship. Cognitive Assessment and Therapy of Delusions. Cognitive Assessment and Therapy of Auditory Hallucinations. Cognitive Assessment and Therapy of Negative Symptoms. Cognitive Assessment and Therapy of Formal Thought Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Pharmacotherapy. An Integrative Cognitive Model of Schizophrenia. Appendices: A: Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS). B: Scoring and Interpretation of the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS). C: Suggested Outline for Initial Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation. D: Cognitive Assessment of Psychosis Inventory (CAPI). E: Cognitive Triads for Delusional Beliefs. F: Cognitive Distortions Seen in Patients with Psychosis. G: Cognitive Distortions Specific to Psychosis. H: Thought Disorder Rating Scale (THORATS).