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Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia


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Table of Contents

1. What Is Schizophrenia?2. Evidence for Effective Treatments in Schizophrenia3. Early Intervention4. The Therapeutic Relationship 5. Assessment6. Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning7. Orienting the Client to Treatment8. Psychoeducation and Normalization9. Case Formulation and Intervening with Delusions10. Case Formulation and Intervening with Hallucinations11. Thought Interference, Passivity Phenomena, and Formal Thought Disorder12. Negative Symptoms13. Comorbid Conditions14. Relapse Prevention and Finishing Therapy15. Difficulties in TherapyAppendix 1. Health of the Nation Rating ScalesAppendix 2. Psychotic Symptom Rating ScalesAppendix 3. Theory of Psychosis Rating ScaleAppendix 4. Informational HandoutsAppendix 5. Formulation Sheet and Diaries

About the Author

David G. Kingdon, MD, is a psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service and a Professor at the University of Southampton. He has published widely on cognitive therapy of severe mental illness, among other topics. He has also served as an advisor with the UK Department of Health and as chair of the Council of Europe's Expert Working Group on Psychiatry and Human Rights. Douglas Turkington, MD, is a liaison psychiatrist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He is also Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry in the School of Neurology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Newcastle University. A founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, he presents widely on the topic of cognitive-behavioral therapy of schizophrenia, and is actively involved in treatment development and research.


"There" "are many wonderful aspects to this book that make it a compelling and absorbing read for any clinician who treats schizophrenia patients... The chapters are rich in the phenomenology of schizophrenia and ring true to the realities of clinical work with this population... Should be required reading for all clinicians who provide psychotherapy to individuals with" "schizophrenia." - "Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease" "A cogent, approachable, and flexible model for psychotherapeutic engagement of persons suffering from serious psychotic illness... I urge you to please buy and read this book... You will find yourself able to approach a person with schizophrenia with confidence, and it will change how you think about your" "work." - "Psychiatric Services" "Providing useful tools such as handouts to use in therapy as well as concisely described psychological theory, Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia is both practical and scientifically rigorous. Highlighting empirical support for their approach, the authors present clinically applicable concepts and provide readers with optimism about connecting with patients suffering from schizophrenia." - "Journal of Clinical Psychiatry"

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