Cognitive therapy for delusions, voices and paranoia

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Wiley, May 21, 1996 - Psychology - 212 pages
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Internationally respected authors, actively working in this area, establish theoretical reasons for extending cognitive therapy to these symptoms. This includes a justification for looking at symptoms rather than syndromes, first-person accounts of delusions and hallucinations along with an analysis of why the cognitive approach is ideally suited to the study and treatment of these disabling disorders. Describes how to make a cognitive assessment of both hallucinations and delusions and which measures to use. Contains new research and methods of managing these severe psychoses.

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A cognitive view of delusions and voices
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The practice of therapy and the problem
25
assessment and formulation
45
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Professor Paul Chadwick, PhD, is Head of Clinical Psychology at the Royal South Hants Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. He has an international reputation for his ground-breaking, applied research over the past 20 years on cognitive therapy for psychosis and is lead author on an infl uential book written with M.J. Birchwood and P. Trower - "Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia," also published by John Wiley and Sons.

All Saints Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

Trower was a logger for 22 years. Since 1971, he has published eight books of poetry, contributed to several issues of Raincoast Chronicles and Vancouver Magazine.

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