By Eric M. J. Morris, Louise C. Johns, Joseph E. Oliver

This is often the 1st quantity to offer a extensive photograph of conception and alertness for medical methods incorporating ACT and mindfulness in operating with psychosis. It offers an summary and creation to the topic, together with a overview of the proof base. scientific and functional purposes are supported with case experiences in either person and staff paintings, with an emphasis on using those thoughts in a scientific context. Addressed to practitioners, this ebook is concept for medical and counseling psychologists, CBT therapists, and psychiatrists.

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Baker, P. (1995). The Voice Inside. A Practical Guide to Coping with Hearing Voices. Manchester: Handsell Publications. , McKie, S. & Lewis, S. (2007). Cognitive and neural processes in non-clinical auditory hallucinations. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191, s76–s81. Barrett, T. R. & Caylor, M. R. (1998). Verbal hallucinations in normals, V: perceived reality characteristics. Personality and Individual Differences, 25(2), 209–221. Beck, A. T. & Rector, N. A. (2003). A cognitive model of hallucinations.

J. 1 Phenomenology Auditory hallucinations are experienced by more than two-thirds of those who receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia. , 2012). , 1988). Overwhelmingly, auditory hallucinations are reported as verbal hallucinations, usually described as a voice or voices. , 2006). , 1995). The voices may or may not sound like people known to the hearer. They may be male or female, although most often they are reported to be male. 2 voices reported. , 1995). , 1995), while the duration of discrete Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, First Edition.

2004). A further relationship with psychosis more broadly is the role of assignment of personal meaning and salience to both external events and internal experiences. Kapur (2003) describes the attribution of salience as ‘a process whereby events and thoughts come to grab attention, drive action, and influence goal-directed behavior because of their association with reward or punishment’ (p. 14). This process is ordinarily regulated by dopamine, which has a central role in motivating behaviour by attributing salience to events that are likely to be rewarding or punishing based on prior experience.

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