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CBT for Schizophrenia [Paperback]

Craig Steel
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“All over, this book is very practical and to be recommended to therapists that want to get an insight into how problems associated with psychotic experiences can be efficiently treated psychologically. ”  ( Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy , 1 January 2014) “While not a workbook that readers can use to guide CBT sessions with patients, it provides a nice overview of the evidence supporting the use of CBT and could be helpful for any clinicians working with these challenging patients.”  ( Doody’s , 12 July 2013)


This is an excellent and timely book. It reflects the recent developments in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) literature, which have focused on specific approaches for different presentations within the heterogeneous category of psychosis. Each chapter is based on a recent randomised controlled trial, carried out by the leaders in the field. As such the book provides state–of–the–art information about the latest trial findings, coupled with detailed and helpful protocols on how to deliver these interventions. It will prove indispensable to researchers and clinicians who are interested in finding out and applying the latest developments in CBTp.— Dr Emmanuelle Peters , Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Director of PICuP (Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation

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This is the first publication to collate evidence–based protocols for the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in treating a variety of presentations associated with schizophrenia. The past two decades has seen rapid growth in the number of clinical trials aimed at evaluating psychological interventions for this disorder, resulting in the recommendation of CBT as a treatment for schizophrenia in both the UK and US. However, until recently a generic form of CBT was proposed for use with the wide range of symptoms that result in a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Here, results from the latest clinical trials, show how therapists are now able to target specific presentations with specialized CBT protocols. For the first time, this powerful form of therapy can be tailored to the treatment of discrete symptoms such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co–morbid post–traumatic stress disorder. Each chapter reviews the current evidence base for a specific presentation before moving on to describe the relevant treatment protocol and deploying case material to bring the methodology to life. This book will prove an invaluable resource for any clinician wanting to engage in evidence–based practice with this group.

About the Author

Craig Steel is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK. With a doctorate from the University of London, he has been an active clinician and researcher for 15 years, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its use as a tool of intervention in schizophrenia and other severe mental health conditions.
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