Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future…

Hardcover | February 5, 2015

EditorBrandon A. Gaudiano

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There have been exciting new developments in the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses in recent decades. Clinical guidelines increasingly recommend that patients be offered evidence-based psychosocial treatments in addition to medications, as such interventions can produce greaterimprovements and may prevent relapses better compared with medications alone. In parallel with these recent advancements, an evolution in the way cognitive-behavioral therapies are being conceptualized and implemented has occurred due to the incorporation of novel strategies that promotepsychological processes such as acceptance and mindfulness. While there are a variety of acceptance/mindfulness approaches being developed to address psychosis, there is not currently a dominant approach. In Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis, Brandon Gaudiano brings together the researchers and clinicians working at the cutting edge of acceptance/mindfulness therapies for psychosis to compare and contrast emerging approaches and discuss them within the contextof the more traditional cognitive-behavioral interventions. The book includes a section that focuses on six distinct treatment models that incorporate acceptance and mindfulness strategies for psychosis and a section that provides a synthesis and analysis of acceptance/mindfulness approaches topsychosis. It concludes with recommendations for moving the research forward in a constructive and responsible way. This volume will be an important resource for researchers and clinicians interested in gaining a deeper understanding of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches and newerpsychosocial treatments for severe mental illness.

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There have been exciting new developments in the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses in recent decades. Clinical guidelines increasingly recommend that patients be offered evidence-based psychosocial treatments in addition to medications, as such interventions can produce greaterimprovements and may prevent relapses better...

Brandon A. Gaudiano, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and also is Assistant Professor (research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Gaudiano has published over 65 peer-reviewed, scientific articles as we...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 1.1 inPublished:February 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Kim T. Mueser: ForewordAbout the EditorContributorsSection I: Introduction and Background1. Brandon A. Gaudiano: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies for Psychosis2. Douglas Turkington, Nicola Wright, and James Courtley: The Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: The Path to Integrate Acceptance, Compassion and Mindfulness3. Roger Vilardaga, Michael McDonell, Emily Leickly, and Richard Ries: Ecological Momentary Assessments in Psychosis: A Contextual Behavioral Approach to Studying Mindfulness and AcceptanceSection II: Specific Treatment Models4. Patricia Bach: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: Applying Acceptance and Mindfulness in the Context of an Inpatient Hospitalization5. Ross G. White: Treating Depression in Psychosis: Self-Compassion as a Valued-Life Direction6. Fran Shawyer and John Farhall: Acceptance-based CBT for Command Hallucinations: Rationale, Implementation, Outcomes, and Reflections from the TORCH Project7. Mark Hayward, Lyn Ellet, and Clara Strauss: Person-Based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis: Integrating a Mindfulness-Based Approach with Cognitive Therapy8. Katherine Newman Taylor and Nicola Abba: Mindfulness Meditation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PsychosisSection III: Synthesis and Analysis9. Neil Thomas: A Model of Psychosis for the Development of Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Preoccupation with Psychotic Experiences as a Treatment Target10. Hamish McLeod: Disseminating and Implementing Acceptance and Mindfulness Based Approaches to Psychosis: Challenges and Opportunities11. Brandon A. Gaudiano: Charting the Course Ahead: Future Clinical and Research Directions in Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies for PsychosisIndex