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Psychosis

Psychosis is a set of symptoms that includes hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations are sensations that are not real, such as seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. The experience of hearing voices is one common type of hallucination, but hallucinations can be experienced in any of our senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste). Delusions are strong beliefs that are not true. Common delusions include the belief that you are being followed or watched, or the belief that you have extraordinary abilities. Although traditional approaches to psychosis have been biomedical there is increasing recognition of the utility of psychological approaches. Psychological approaches to psychosis might attempt to gain an understanding of: how predisposing factors may have led to the onset of symptoms; how symptoms are understood; and how psychotic experiences are perpetuated. Read more
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Behavioral Experiment

Behavioral experiments allow individuals to test the validity of their beliefs and assumptions. They are a core experiential technique for therapeutic ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/behavioral-experiment/

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CBT Thought Record

The CBT Thought Record is an essential tool in cognitive behavioral therapy. Thought challenging records help people to evaluate their negative automa ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/cbt-thought-record/

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Motivational Systems (Emotional Regulation Systems)

At the heart of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is an evolutionary model of human motivational systems. Developed by Paul Gilbert it is a helpful len ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/motivational-systems-emotional-regulation-systems/

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Therapy Blueprint

The Therapy Blueprint is an end of therapy relapse-prevention worksheet. It is useful as a prompt for reflection upon therapeutic work. It can help to ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/therapy-blueprint/

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Unhelpful Thinking Styles

Human thinking is subject to a number of characteristic biases. Cognitive restructuring is the process of helping individuals to overcome their biases ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/unhelpful-thinking-styles/

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What Is Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)?

Compassion focused therapy (CFT) was developed to work with issues of shame and self-criticism. The CFT model complements and expands the traditional ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/what-is-compassion-focused-therapy-cft/

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The PsychosisSucks website (sadly now defunct) had a number of free worksheets available for download in multiple languages. The archive.org page is still operational here:

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