This book draws together advances in the understanding, assessment and treatment of stress, negative symptoms, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD and mood disturbance in people with a diagnosis of psychosis, providing a practical guide for clinicians. CBT for psychosis draws on the principles and interventions developed for anxiety and depression and adapts these to treat psychotic symptoms. CBT for schizophrenia is now widely accepted as an effective treatment in the reduction of psychotic symptoms. A review of findings led the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to recommend offering CBT to all people with schizophrenia. Content includes: the role of stress in psychosis; negative symptoms - emotional, motivational and behavioural deficits; social anxiety disorder; obsessional compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disturbance in psychosis; and client handouts. It features: 174 pages, perfect bound (246 x 171mm).
Dr Emma Williams, BSc (Liverpool), MPhil (Edinburgh), PhD (Liverpool) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has worked with people with psychosis for over 20 years. Her interests are in the promotion of understanding and development of treatments with an ethical foundation, in order to improve the acceptability and efficacy of NHS provision for people with psychosis. She has lectured both nationally and internationally and taught on Clinical Psychology training courses in England and Scotland. She has published widely including two previous books with Speechmark, Anger Control Training with Rebecca Barlow (1998) and Interventions for Schizophrenia (2004). She lives and works in Oxfordshire.
About the author iv Acknowledgements v Introduction 1 1 Stress and psychosis 5 2 Negative symptoms 27 3 Social anxiety disorder and psychosis 59 4 Obsessional compulsive disorder and psychosis 73 5 Post- traumatic stress disorder and psychosis 93 6 Mood disturbance in psychosis 117 Appendix 141 References 151 Index 159