Nicola P. Wright - Treating Psychosis - Little, Brown Book Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

Treating Psychosis

A Clinician's Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition

By Nicola P. Wright

  • Paperback
  • £37.99

Psychosis is a traumatic and difficult to treat condition, but it can be managed and sometimes cured. This book aims to guide you in helping psychotic patients come back from the brink and maintain wellness.

Hallucinations, delusions, catatonia, and thought disorder: the symptoms of psychosis are extreme. Patients with psychosis may experience a complete break from reality, become violent toward themselves or others, and may even believe that they are being persecuted by unseen forces. Because these symptoms can pose a number of dangers to the patient and those around them, successfully treating psychosis can be enormously challenging.

Treating Psychosis is an evidence-based treatment manual for mental health professionals working with individuals who experience psychosis, a serious form of mental illness associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe depression. If you are a clinician dealing with psychotic patients, you know how devastating psychosis can be for both the patient and their family. That's why this book offers a compassionate approach that integrates empowerment and strengths-oriented methods.

Using a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approach that incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT), the book will provide you with a pre-treatment overview and treatment implementation strategies, and will help you develop a realistic action plan for treating patients with psychosis in individual or group settings.

Biographical Notes

Nicola P. Wright, PhD, CPsych, is a clinical psychologist in the schizophrenia program of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG), as well as former chief of psychology of the ROHCG, and former director of training for the ROHCG Psychology Residency Program. She engages in individual and group therapy integrating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and compassion focused approaches in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for people who experience psychosis. Wright is a clinical professor in the psychology department at The University of Ottawa, and a lecturer with the school of medicine at The University of Ottawa. In addition, she has been an active staff supervisor with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Owen Kelly, PhD, graduated from Carleton University with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience and completed a post-doctoral re-specialization in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University. He is a clinical psychologist at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group anxiety disorders program, as well as the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where he is in private practice. He is currently an adjunct research professor in the department of neuroscience, and lecturer in the department of psychology at Carleton University. Kelly resides in Ottawa, Canada.

Douglas Turkington, MA, is a major research figure within the history of the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for schizophrenia. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and founding fellow of the Faculty of Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia. He has written more than one hundred articles on the subject of CBT in schizophrenia. Turkington lives in Newcastle, England.

Dave Davies, PhD, CPsych, received his doctorate in psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. He is a clinical psychologist at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) anxiety disorders program, director of training for the ROHCG psychology residency program, clinical professor in the school of psychology at the University of Ottawa, and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. Davies is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Davies lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Andrew M. Jacobs, PsyD, CPsych, received his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology: College of William & Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, and Old Dominion University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in anxiety disorders at McMaster University / St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Canada. He is a clinical psychologist at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Anxiety Disorders Program, clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. Jacobs lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Jennifer Hopton, MA, is completing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her research and clinical interests are in the areas of trauma, severe mental illness (with a particular focus on psychosis), substance use, community psychology, program evaluation, and mindfulness. She resides in Ottawa, Canada.

Foreword author Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the president of the non-profit Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Medical School. He is the author of numerous books, including Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders and Cognitive Therapy of Depression.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781608824076
  • Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: New Harbinger
Robinson

An Introduction to Living Well with Pain

Frances Cole
Authors:
Frances Cole
Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Workbook

Chris Irons, Elaine Beaumont
Authors:
Chris Irons, Elaine Beaumont
Robinson

Superhero Therapy

Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves de Faria
Contributors:
Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves de Faria
Robinson

The Appointment

Graham Easton
Authors:
Graham Easton
New Harbinger

CFT Made Simple

Russell Kolts
Authors:
Russell Kolts
New Harbinger

The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix

Kevin L. Polk, Benjamin Schoendorff, Mark Webster, Fabian O. Olaz
Authors:
Kevin L. Polk, Benjamin Schoendorff, Mark Webster, Fabian O. Olaz
New Harbinger

How to Be Miserable

Randy J. Paterson
Authors:
Randy J. Paterson

There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should-such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar?This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you and only you-are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You'll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life-as well as ways to avoid them.So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

Non-Duality Press

Dismantling the Fantasy

Darryl Bailey
Authors:
Darryl Bailey
New Harbinger

Balanced and Barefoot

Angela J. Hanscom
Authors:
Angela J. Hanscom
New Harbinger

The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions

Cedar R. Koons
Authors:
Cedar R. Koons

If you suffer from intense emotions, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with emotion regulation disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other comorbid conditions like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and severe depression. Developed by Marsha Linehan, DBT is a clinically proven, evidence-based treatment for intense emotions that can help you start feeling better right away. This is the first consumer-friendly book to offer Linehan's new mindfulness skills to help you take control of your emotions, once and for all.In this book, you'll learn seven powerful skills that highlight the unique connection between mindfulness and emotion regulation. Each skill is designed to help you find focus in the present moment, reduce impulsive behavior, and increase a sense of connection to your true self, even during times of extreme stress or difficulty.You can feel calmer, more grounded, and centered. If you're ready, the mindfulness practices in this book will help you move away from a chaotic, emotion-driven life and cultivate a focused, intentional one.

New Harbinger

The Here-and-Now Habit

Hugh G. Byrne
Authors:
Hugh G. Byrne

Have you found yourself doing something and thinking, Why do I keep doing this? We all have an unhealthy habi -or two, or three. Yours may be as simple as wasting time on the Internet, constantly checking your e-mail, or spending too much time in front of the TV. Or, it may be more serious, like habitual drinking, emotional overeating, constant self-criticism, or chronic worrying. Whatever your harmful habit is-you have the power to break it.The Here-and-Now-Habit provides proven-effective techniques to help you stop existing on autopilot and start living in the here and now. You'll learn how to cultivate mindfulness to calm and focus your mind, be aware of thoughts without identifying with them or believing they are true, deal with difficult emotions, and clarify your own intentions regarding unhealthy habits by asking yourself, What do I want? How important is it to me to make this change?By learning to pay attention to your thoughts and actions in the moment, you'll discover how to let go of old patterns and create healthier habits and ways of living that will make you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about you, you can do just about anything.

New Harbinger

A Still Quiet Place for Teens

Amy Saltzman
Authors:
Amy Saltzman
Non-Duality Press

Standing as Awareness

Greg Goode
Authors:
Greg Goode

Inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), the Direct Path is a "pathless path." It simply articulates the being of you and the world as loving, open, clear awareness. If this truth is realized as your experience, then nothing need be done. The path disappears, and life is lived in sweetness and celebration! But if there are still questions or doubts, the Direct Path contains unique and powerful resources that stabilize this truth as your everyday reality. This is a revised edition of the book, expanded to add chapters on the Direct Path in addition to its selection of dialogs from a decade of "Nondual Dinner" gatherings. The first three chapters unfold the basics of the Direct Path, such as standing as awareness, being in love with awareness, and exploring awareness. Included are several experiments that help establish your everyday experience as awareness, always and already. The dialogs cover questions such as the desire for enlightenment experiences, the relationship between the brain and awareness, the question of "nondually correct" language, the belief in physical and mental objects, the idea of having a sage's experience, and more.Author

Non-Duality Press

Nothing to Grasp

Joan Tollifson
Authors:
Joan Tollifson

Nothing to Grasp invites readers to explore their experience in the here and now, wake up from commonplace misconceptions, and see through the imaginary separate self at the root of human suffering and confusion. This book points relentlessly to what is most obvious and impossible to avoid-the ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment, which is effortlessly presenting itself right now-and encourages readers to celebrate life, exactly the way it is.

New Harbinger

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger

Alexander L. Chapman
Authors:
Alexander L. Chapman
New Harbinger

Inside This Moment

Kirk D. Strosahl
Authors:
Kirk D. Strosahl

In therapy, it is essential for both clinicians and their clients to pay attention to each moment in-session as an opportunity to create change. In addition, clients must be willing to experience pain in the present moment in order to make lasting change and begin to live according to their values. But staying in the moment is harder than it sounds. Inside This Moment offers a powerful skill set for learning to live in the now-even when it hurts.To help you and your client make the most of your time in treatment sessions, this book includes clinical examples of working with clients via self-related processes, and offers tips for what to do when faced with certain non-verbal and verbal client behaviors, such as:·looking away or down·body positioning·respiration rate·giving general answers to specific questions·changing the topic·forgetting what was asked·repeating oneself over and over·changes in rate of speech·voice volumeYou'll learn that you don't need to go looking for radical change opportunities-but rather that the opportunities are transpiring right in front of you. This book will allow you to relax and trust in the power of the "now" in your therapy sessions.

New Harbinger

Children of the Aging Self-Absorbed

Nina W. Brown
Authors:
Nina W. Brown

As your self-absorbed parent grows older and becomes more dependent on you, hurtful relationships may resurface and become further strained. In the tradition of Children of the Self-Absorbed, author Nina Brown offers the first book for adult children of aging narcissistic or self-absorbed parents. You will learn practical, powerful strategies for navigating the intense negative feelings that your parents can incite, as well as tips to protect your children from the criticism, blame, or hostility that may exist between you and their grandparent.In this book, you will gain greater awareness of how and why your parent's self-absorbed behaviors and attitudes get worse, and develop strategies to manage the negative feelings that can arise as a result. You'll also learn to reduce the the shame and guilt that may be felt when you feel like you don't want to be a caretaker. Finally, you'll learn to set limits with your parent so you can stay sane during this difficult time.Having an aging parent can be stressful enough, but dealing with an aging narcissistic or self-absorbed parent is especially challenging. This essential guide will help you through. Audio downloads are included.

New Harbinger

The Panic Workbook for Teens

Debra Kissen
Authors:
Debra Kissen
New Harbinger

Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Mark Bertin
Authors:
Mark Bertin
Robinson

Am I Depressed And What Can I Do About It?

Shirley Reynolds, Monika Parkinson
Authors:
Shirley Reynolds, Monika Parkinson

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during the teenage years -around 10% of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more experience persistent low mood.This accessible, engaging and age-appropriate self-help guide based on current research and best practice (NICE, IAPT treatment pathways, Books on Prescription, all of which promote CBT) for young people aged 13 to 17 who experience low mood and depression, and their friends, family and health professionals. The book adopts a narrative approach with graphic elements, incorporating case studies and including some interactive exercises. It provides an essential bridge for young people who have not yet asked for professional help as well as support for those who are waiting for treatment.