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Treating Psychosis
A Clinician's Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition
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Psychosis can be associated with a variety of mental health problems, including schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders. While traditional treatments for psychosis have emphasized medication-based strategies, evidence now suggests that individuals affected by psychosis can greatly benefit from psychotherapy.

Treating Psychosis is an evidence-based treatment guide for mental health professionals working with individuals affected by psychosis. Using a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness approaches, this book is invaluable in helping clinicians develop effective treatment for clients affected by psychosis. The guide provides session-by-session clinical interventions for use in individual or group treatment on an inpatient, outpatient, or community basis.

The book features 40 reproducible clinical practice forms and a companion website with additional downloadable clinical forms and tools, guided exercises, case examples, and resources. The therapeutic approaches presented are rooted in theory and research, and informed by extensive clinical experience working with client populations affected by psychosis. The approaches outlined in this book offer clinicians and clients the opportunity to partner in developing therapeutic strategies for problematic symptoms to enable those affected by psychosis to work toward valued goals and ultimately live more meaningful lives.

This guide emphasizes a compassionate, de-stigmatizing approach that integrates empowering and strengths-oriented methods that place the client's values and goals at the center of any therapeutic intervention.

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  • “In Treating Psychosis, Wright and her coauthors provide the reader with a treasure trove of cutting-edge cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques for treating psychosis-all in one succinct volume. Reflecting the evolution of CBT for psychosis over recent years, the authors outline a comprehensive treatment plan that will aid clinicians in making the best use of the myriad psychological strategies that have proven immensely helpful for individuals living with psychosis. The integrative model described in the book expertly links core CBT principles with the latest in mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion-focused strategies, producing an innovative new approach.”
    -Brandon A. Gaudiano, PhD, assistant professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and research psychologist at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI
  • “Building on both established cognitive behavioral research, practice, and treatment for psychosis and emerging work on acceptance-based and related approaches, the authors have put together a clear and highly practical therapist guide for the integrated treatment of psychosis. In addition to a comprehensive discussion of treatment processes and techniques, Treating Psychosis includes more than seventy pages of reproducible forms and handouts. This book is strongly recommended to anyone who treats psychotic disorders, either in groups or individually.”
    -Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Ryerson University and author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
  • “Treating Psychosis heralds a new phase in the development of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for psychosis. It describes an integrated approach to the application of third-wave therapies-mindfulness; acceptance and commitment therapy; and compassion-focused approaches. Evidence is gradually emerging supporting their implementation, and this manual describes very practical approaches to using them.”
    -David Kingdon, professor of mental health care delivery at University of Southampton

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