Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - schizophrenia

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  • Created on: 02-06-17 14:04

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Irrational thinking 

The purpose of CBT is to help the client consider and organise their disordered thoughts in a rational way. It makes the clients aware that disordered thinking is linked to thier illness and that it can be helped. CBT challenges the client to provide evidence for their interpretations or delusions. 

CBT works mostly with positive symptoms of schizophrenia, it also provides the client with tools to make them more independent at dealing with their illness. 

Key Components 

Laura Smith ( 2003) -

Engagement strategies - allows the client to build a relationship with the therapist which is important as the client may have had negative experiences with therapy in the past. 

Psycho-education - this involves decatrastrophising and normalising the experience of psychotic symptoms.


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