Group CBT for Psychosis: A Guidebook for Clinicians by Tania Lecomte

Group CBT for Psychosis: A Guidebook for Clinicians

byTania Lecomte, Claude Leclerc, Til Wykes

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Psychosis implies an alteration of one's reality, with specific beliefs and sensory experiences that affect one's judgment and capacity to function socially. Previously, medication alone was believed to attenuate or eliminate psychotic symptoms; however, more than two decades of empiricalevidence now support the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for psychosis, including group CBT for psychosis. Group CBT for Psychosis offers the first published group therapy module of its kind and is suitable for a broad range of mental health professionals. Group therapy for people with psychosis is often recommended given its cost-efficiency and indirect benefits such as improved social skills and socialsupport, yet delivery of this group intervention necessitates specialized skills and knowledge not typically included as part of most clinical training programs. This book offers thorough descriptions of relevant techniques, clinical vignettes, and worksheets for use in group sessions. Individualchapters focus on the basics of CBT for psychosis, essential elements of group therapy, explaining the CBT model in a group context, techniques for various symptoms, measuring change, common obstacles to group CBT for psychosis, and much more. Group CBT for Psychosis will be a valuable resource forpsychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and graduate students in these fields. Professors and supervisors teaching clinical skills, such as how to run groups or how to conduct CBT in groups with people with psychotic disorders, will also find thisbook very useful.

About The Author

Tania Lecomte, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universite de Montreal and a registered clinical psychologist. Dr. Lecomte has helped develop and validate assessment tools as well as several group interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Dr. Lecomte has received several national research grants ...

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Title:Group CBT for Psychosis: A Guidebook for CliniciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199391521

ISBN - 13:9780199391523

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