This book provides a practical framework for using a person based cognitive therapy approach for addressing the range of problems experienced by people with psychosis. Chapters 1-4 provide a context for the approach and chapters 5-12 cover the clinical application of the approach. Key features include; the integration of the author’s work on Mindfulness (simple meditation technique that is similarly creating a lot of interest at present) for people with psychosis; inclusion of the two-chair method; plus a chapter on group therapy.
About the Author.
Chapter 1: Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT) for Psychosis.
Chapter 2: Relationship Building, Therapist Assumptions and Radical Collaboration.
Chapter 3: Framework for PBCT: The Zone of Proximal Development.
Chapter 4: Working with Symptomatic Meaning.
Chapter 5: Relationship to Internal Experience: Mindfulness Practice.
Chapter 6: Working with Schemata.
Chapter 7: Self-Acceptance and the Symbolic Self.
Chapter 8: PBCT Groups: Principles and Practice.
Chapter 9: Ending and the Process of Change.
About the Author:
Professor Paul Chadwick, PhD, is Head of Clinical Psychology at the Royal South Hants Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. He has an international reputation for his ground-breaking, applied research over the past 20 years on cognitive therapy for psychosis and is lead author on an infl uential book written with M.J. Birchwood and P. Trower – Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia, also published by John Wiley and Sons.