Cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis: current evidence and future directions
Steel, C. (2008) Cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis: current evidence and future directions. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36 (6). pp. 705-712. ISSN 1352-4658
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The past decade has seen considerable growth in the evidence base of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis. Consistent reports of moderate effect sizes have led to such interventions being recommended as part of routine clinical practice. Most of this evidence is based on a generic form of CBT for psychosis applied to a heterogeneous group. An increase in the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural interventions may require new protocols. Such therapeutic developments should be based on the theoretical understanding of the psychological processes associated with specific forms of psychotic presentation. The current evidence base of CBT for psychosis is reviewed, and barriers that have held back the development of this research are discussed.