Cognitive behavioural therapy for thought disorder in psychosis

Palmier-Claus, J. and Griffiths, R. and Murphy, E. and Parker, S. and Longden, E. and Bowe, S. and Steele, A. and French, P. and Morrison, A. and Tai, S. (2017) Cognitive behavioural therapy for thought disorder in psychosis. Psychosis, 9 (4). pp. 347-357. ISSN 1752-2439

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Clinicians are often sceptical about offering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to individuals experiencing thought disorder. This view may result from perceived difficulties in clients being able to learn and better understand their experiences through verbal dialogue. However, it may also partly be due to the lack of clear guidance on how to address and work with these difficulties within therapy. This paper provides recommendations for delivering CBT in individuals experiencing thought disorder. It considers how clinicians might conduct their cognitive behavioural assessment, formulation, and intervention, targeting unhelpful appraisals and behaviour, and generating insight. The aim is to better disseminate the techniques sometimes applied in clinical practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Psychosis
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Psychosis on 11/08/2017, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 131759
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2019 11:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 03:56

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