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CBT For Psychosis Worksheets

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. 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 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 that psychological approaches are also helpful. 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 potentially maintained.

  • Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire – Revised (BAVQ-R) (Chadwick et al, 2000)  download  download

Treatment guidelines

  • NICE guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia (February 2014) nice.org.uk
  • Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia – British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology bps.org.uk  archive.org

Treatment manuals

  • A manualised treatment protocol to guide delivery of evidence-based cognitive therapy for people with distressing psychosis | Morrison | 2017 download archived copy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychotic Symptoms: a treatment manual | Laura Smith, Paula Nathan, Uta Juniper, Patrick Kingsep, Louella Lim | 2003 download  archived copy
  • Social Anxiety in Schizophrenia: A Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy Programme | Patrick Kingsep, Paula Nathan | download  archived copy
  • Social Skills Training for Severe Mental Disorders | Patrick Kingsep, Paual Nathan download  archived copy

Information

  • What is CBT for psychosis anyway? | Dr Lucy Maddox link
  • Key features of cognitive therapy for psychosis | Dr Ron Unger download  archived copy
  • What is psychosis? download archived copy
  • Causes of psychosis download archived copy
  • Drugs and alcohol download archived copy
  • Early intervention download archived copy
  • Goal setting download archived copy
  • Lifestyles download archived copy
  • Medication download archived copy
  • Persistent symptoms download archived copy
  • Problem solving download archived copy
  • Psychosocial treatments download archived copy
  • Relapse prevention download archived copy
  • Relapse prevention planning download archived copy
  • Social support download archived copy
  • Stress management 1 download archived copy
  • Stress management 2 download archived copy

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:

  • What is psychosis? download archived copy
  • What causes psychosis? download archived copy
  • Treatment for psychosis download archived copy
  • Telling others download archived copy
  • Stress management download archived copy
  • Stigma download archived copy
  • Social circles download archived copy
  • Problem solving download archived copy
  • Preventing relapse download archived copy
  • Preventing weight gain download archived copy
  • Phases of psychosis download archived copy
  • Persistent symptoms download archived copy
  • Persistent symptoms ratings download archived copy
  • Moving forward download archived copy
  • Goal setting download archived copy
  • Enjoyable activities download archived copy
  • Drugs and alcohol download archived copy
  • Checklist for good sleep download archived copy
  • Compassion for voices: a tale of courage and hope | Charlie Heriot-Maitland, Kate Anderson youtube
  • CBTp – Assessment of voice hearing and developing a maintenance formulation | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Assessment of thought broadcast and developing a maintenance formulation | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Advantages and disadvantages of paranoia | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Identifying goals using a Q sort task | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Normalising voices | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Maintenance formulation of threatening voices | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Setting up a behavioral experiment | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – In-session behavioral experiment | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Planning a survey (appearance) | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Reviewing a survey for appearance | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Reducing social isolation | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Discussing sleep hygiene | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Utilising attentional strategies | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Survey planning: intrusive thoughts | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Reviewing a survey for intrusive thoughts | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Using evidential analysis with voice hearing | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Exploring alternative explanations of voices | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Using worry postponement in response to voices | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Formulation of voice hearing and persecutory beliefs | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Developing a longitudinal formulation and planning a thought broadcast survey | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Designing a behavioral experiment for thought broadcast | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Schema change (using positive data logs) | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Imagery modification | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Developing a longitudinal formulation | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • CBTp – Relapse prevention | Psychosis Research Unit youtube
  • Morrison, A. P. (2000). The interpretation of intrusions in psychosis: an integrative cognitive approach to hallucinations and delusions. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 257-276 download
  • Morrison, A. P., & Barratt, S. (2009). What are the components of CBT for psychosis? A Delphi study. Schizophrenia Bulletin36(1), 136-142. download  archived copy
  • Morrison, A. P. (2017). A manualised treatment protocol to guide delivery of evidence-based cognitive therapy for people with distressing psychosis: learning from clinical trials. Psychosis9(3), 271-281.  download archived copy

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