Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis
Synthesising current theory and practice in the use of cognitive behavioural therapies to address the distressing symptoms of psychosis in troubled clients, this publication benefits from the diverse experiences of its editors and contributors. The discussion probes concepts and techniques developed in differing locations worldwide, often independently of each other. A team of global contributors offer distinctive perspectives on theorising and treating the mental health issues associated with psychosis, adopting approaches that use acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapy, in particular acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and person-based cognitive therapy.
The coverage includes individual and group therapeutic contexts, discrete chapters on developing experiential interventions for paranoia, and discussion of ways to work with spirituality from a metacognitive standpoint. Further chapters provide details of how clients view their experiences with ACT techniques, as well as offering clear protocols based on clinical practice. In a book that answers a clear need for evidence-based assessments of ACT in tackling psychosis, the editors have assembled a volume that makes specialist experience available to the growing community of practitioners deploying ACT in mental health provision.