Designed to meet the complex needs of patients with psychosis, Narrative CBT for Psychosis combines narrative and solution-focused therapy with established techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) into one integrated flexible approach.
In this book John Rhodes and Simon Jakes bring the practitioner up to date, as treatment and practice evolve to draw on other therapeutic approaches, creating an approach which is client centred and non-confrontational. The book contains many tried and tested practical ideas for helping clients, with several chapters including detailed and illuminating case studies.
Areas of discussion include:
• how to work with delusions, voices and visions
• working with core beliefs and patterns of meaning
• an exploration of narratives of past difficulties and traumas
• recovery and ending therapy
Narrative CBT for Psychosis will be essential reading for all mental health professionals who deal with psychosis who wish to learn a new approach.
Table of Contents:
Narrative CBT for Psychosis. Understanding Psychosis and Implications for Therapy. Assessment, Engagement and Case-Conceptualisation. Finding Solutions. Working with Personal Meaning. Narrative and Trauma. Alternative Perspectives. Voices and Visions. Movement to Recovery and Ending Therapy.
About the Authors:
John Rhodes is a consultant clinical psychologist in the department of psychology, Brent (CNWL Trust), lecturer on clinical psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and Honorary lecturer at University College London.
Simon Jakes is a consultant clinical psychologist on the Sub-acute Mental Health Unit at Campbelltown Hospital, South West Sydney, an honorary fellow at Wollongong University and an honorary associate at the University of Sydney.