Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)

Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)

By: David G. Kingdon (author), Douglas Turkington (author)Paperback

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Drawing on the authors' decades of influential work in the field, this highly practical volume presents an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach for clients with schizophrenia. Guidelines are provided for collaborative assessment and case formulation that enable the clinician to build a strong therapeutic relationship, establish reasonable goals, and tailor treatment to each client's needs. Described in thorough, step-by-step detail are effective techniques for working with delusional beliefs, voices, visions, thought disorders, and negative symptoms; integrating cognitive therapy with other forms of treatment; reducing relapse risks; and enhancing client motivation. Special features include reproducible client handouts and assessment tools.

About 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.


1. What Is Schizophrenia? 2. Evidence for Effective Treatments in Schizophrenia 3. Early Intervention 4. The Therapeutic Relationship 5. Assessment 6. Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning 7. Orienting the Client to Treatment 8. Psychoeducation and Normalization 9. Case Formulation and Intervening with Delusions 10. Case Formulation and Intervening with Hallucinations 11. Thought Interference, Passivity Phenomena, and Formal Thought Disorder 12. Negative Symptoms 13. Comorbid Conditions 14. Relapse Prevention and Finishing Therapy 15. Difficulties in Therapy Appendix 1. Health of the Nation Rating Scales Appendix 2. Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales Appendix 3. Theory of Psychosis Rating Scale Appendix 4. Informational Handouts Appendix 5. Formulation Sheet and Diaries

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781593858193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 219
  • ID: 9781593858193
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1593858191

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