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Psychotherapy for Psychosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Treatment

Author: Michael Garrett

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1462540562
ISBN 13: 978-1462540563

In this innovative book, master clinician Michael Garrett shows how to weave together cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to support the recovery of persons suffering from psychosis. This integrated framework builds on the strengths of both methods to achieve lasting gains, even for patients with severe, chronic mental illness. The therapist is guided to use CBT to help the patient recognize the literal falsity of delusions, while employing psychodynamic strategies to explore the figurative truth and personal meaning of psychotic symptoms. Extended case presentations and numerous clinical vignettes illustrate Garrett’s compassionate, empowering approach.