Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is constantly changing and evolving. Recently, in what is sometimes called the 'third wave', therapy has become more concerned with the individual's relationship to their experience, rather than with the content of it. This more process-orientated approach appears to tap into universal psychological processes. The aim is to reduce distress by changing the function of the experience, rather than necessarily the experience itself. Written by some of the leading figures from around the world, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave brings the reader the latest developments in the field.
Presented in three parts, CBT for Psychosis first explores theoretical perspectives on recent developments in cognitive behavioural therapies. Part two examines specific therapeutic approaches, including metacognitive training, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and the method of levels. Finally, part three presents two critical perspectives: the first offering a reflection on the experience of receiving CBT, and the second looking ahead to possible future developments.
Offering a cutting-edge collection of theoretical, therapeutic and critical perspectives, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave will be of great interest to clinical and counselling psychologists, both practising and in training, as well as psychiatrists, nurse therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with people experiencing psychosis.
Caroline Cupitt is Head of Psychology for the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in services for people experiencing psychosis for more than twenty years. She is also editor of Reaching Out: The Psychology of Assertive Outreach (Routledge).
Introduction: Caroline Cupitt; Part One: Theoretical Perspectives; Metacognition in psychosis: implications for developing recovery orientated psychotherapies, Paul Lysaker and Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon; Emerging perspectives on the role of attachment and dissociation in psychosis, Katherine Berry, Filippo Varese and Sandra Bucci; Part Two: Specific therapeutic approaches; Metacognitive Training and Metacognitive Therapy: Targeting Cognitive Biases, Ryan Balzan, Brooke Schneider and Steffen Mortiz; Mindfulness in CBT for Psychosis, Katherine Newman-Taylor and Nicola Abba; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eric Morris; Compassion Focused Therapy for relating to voices, Charles Heriot-Maitland and Gerrard Russell; A Principles based approach using the Method of Levels, Sara Tai; Part Three: Criticial Perspectives; A step in the right direction or a missed opportunity?, Rachel Waddington; Where next for CBT and psychosis?, Caroline Cupitt and Anne Cooke.
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