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Responding mindfully to unpleasant thoughts and images: reliability and validity of the Southampton mindfulness questionnaire (SMQ).
The SMQ has a single factor structure, was internally reliable, significantly correlated with the MAAS, showed expected associations with affect, and distinguished among meditators, non-meditators and people with psychosis.
The omnipotence of voices. A cognitive approach to auditory hallucinations.
It is shown that highly disparate relationships with voices-fear, reassurance, engagement and resistance-reflect vital differences in beliefs about the voices, and how these core beliefs about voices may become a new target for treatment.
Person-Based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis
A clear, practical and client-centred framework is provided for clinicians, which includes: * the use of Mindfulness for people with psychosis * ‘two chair methods’, developed by the author for
The omnipotence of voices: testing the validity of a cognitive model.
The study found support for the cognitive model and therapeutic approach, which centre around the possibility that voice beliefs develop as part of an adaptive process to the experience of voices, and are underpinned by core beliefs about the individuals self-worth and interpersonal schemata.
Cognitive approach to depression and suicidal thinking in psychosis. 2. Testing the validity of a social ranking model.
Depression in psychosis arises from the individual's appraisal of psychosis and its implications for his/her perceived social identity, position and 'group fit'.
Cognitive approach to depression and suicidal thinking in psychosis. 1. Ontogeny of post-psychotic depression.
The results provided support for the validity of two of the three course patterns of depression in schizophrenia, including PPD, which occurs de novo without concomitant change in positive or negative symptoms.
Pathways to Defense of the Self: A Theory of Two Types of Paranoia
Developments in cognitive therapies and theories for paranoid psychosis have constituted a significant breakthrough in our understanding of this disorder, offering a valid psychological alternative
Toward an Assessment of Suitability of People with Mental Retardation for Cognitive Therapy
Forty people with mild mental retardation completed five tasks which assessed progressively their ability to identify emotions, link emotions to situations, and select either an emotion given a
Mindfulness groups for distressing voices and paranoia: a replication and randomized feasibility trial.
Findings on feasibility are encouraging and secondary analyses replicated earlier clinical benefits and showed improved mindfulness of thoughts and images, but not voices.
The present findings suggest that paranoia is a common human experience, and are consistent with the idea of continuity between normal and abnormal experience.