A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128150122

A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis

1st Edition

Foundations for Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists

Authors: Johanna Badcock Georgie Paulik
Paperback ISBN: 9780128150122
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 700
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A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis: Foundations for Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists takes an evidence-based approach that encourages a wider perspective on clinical practice, with chapters covering stigma and bias, the importance of social functioning, physical health, sleep, and more. A broad array of treatment modalities are discussed, including cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive remediation, psychosocial interventions and trauma-informed therapies. The book also provides a concise overview of the latest advances regarding cognitive profiles in people with psychotic disorders, the developmental progression of cognitive abilities, and the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction.

In addition, the familiarizes readers with issues and controversies surrounding diagnostic classification, transdiagnostic expression and the dimensional assessment of symptoms in psychosis.

Key Features

  • Provides treatment and assessment methods for psychotic symptoms and disorders
  • Looks at how psychosis develops and the impact of stigma on clinicians and clients
  • Studies the links between trauma, PTSD and psychosis, as well as sleep and psychosis
  • Covers digital technologies for treating and assessing psychosis
  • Outlines strategies for treating visual and auditory hallucinations


Mental health clinicians and researchers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology programs

Table of Contents

1. What is psychosis?

Part One: Lived experience perspectives
Past, present and future –
Clair de La Lune
My Hidden Superpower - Evie Glasshouse

Part Two: Current conceptualisation of psychosis – Clinical and research perspectives
Clara Humpston and Henry Jackson
2. Models of Schizophrenia. A Selective Review of Genetic, Neuropharmacological, Cognitive and Social Approaches
Sohee Park and Megan Ichinose
3. Understanding the Impact of Mental Health Stigma and the Role of Clinicians as Allies
Katherine Nieweglowski, Sang Qin, Deysi Paniagua, Patrick W. Corrigan
4. Culture and psychosis in clinical practice
G. E. Jarvis, Srividya Iyer, Lisa Andermann and Kenneth Fung 
5. The recovery model and psychosis
Bethany Leonhardt, Jay Hamm and Paul Lysaker

6. Symptom assessment and psychosis
Rebecca Kelly, Christopher shoulder and Vaughan Bell
7. Negative symptoms and their assessment in schizophrenia and related disorders
Jack Blanchard, LeeAnn Shan, Alexandria Andrea, Christina Savage, Ann M. Kring and Lauren Weittenhiller
8. Assessing social and non-social cognition in schizophrenia and related disorders
Amy Pinkham and Johanna Badcock
9. Assessing social functioning across the life course in psychosis
Helen Stain and Jone Bjornestad
10. Trauma, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder
Amy Hardy, Irene van de Giessen and David P. G. van den Berg
11. Effectively Assessing Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Psychosis
Jan Cosgrove, Elizabeth Klingaman and Philip Gehrman
12. Benefits, assessment and preferences of physical activity in psychosis.
Shuichi Suetani and Joseph Firth
13. Screening and assessment of substance use in psychosis.
Kim T. Mueser

14. Clinical case formulation
Katherine Berry, Gillian Haddock and Georgie Paulik

15. Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for Psychosis
Louise Johns, Louise Isham, and Rachel Manser
16. Third Wave CBT Interventions for Psychosis
Lyn Ellett and Jessica Kingston
17. Cognitive remediation to improve functional outcome
Alice Medalia and Alice Saperstein
18. Promoting psychosocial functioning and recovery in schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Olga Santesteban, Simon Rice, Cesar Gonzalez Blanch and Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
19. Trauma informed therapies
David P. G. van den Berg, Irene van de Giessen and Amy Hardy
20. Better sleep: Evidence-based interventions
Felicity Waite and Bryony Sheaves
21. Get moving: physical activity and exercise for mental health
Hamish Fibbins, Oscar Lederman, Simon Rosenbaum
22. Treating comorbid substance use and psychosis
Amanda L. Baker, Alexandra M.J. Denham, Sonja Pohlman, and Kristen McCarter
23. A brief guide to medications for psychosis
Anthony Harris
24. Get in early: Early intervention services for psychotic symptoms
Jesse Gates and Eoin Killacky

25. Beyond belief: new approaches to the treatment of paranoia
Philippa Garety, Thomas Ward, and Mar Rus-Calafell
26. Being a scientist-practitioner in the field of psychosis: Experiences from voices clinics
Georgie Paulik, Neil Thomas, Evie Glasshouse, and Mark Hayward
27. The therapeutic use of digital technologies in psychosis
Imogen Bell, Michelle Lim and Neil Thomas
28. Tracking language in real time in psychosis
Terje B. Holmlund, Taylor L. Fedechko, Brita Elvevåg and Alex S. Cohen
29. Integrating lived experience perspectives into clinical practice
Catherine van Zelst


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About the Author

Johanna Badcock

Professor of Psychology, University of Western Australia. Dr. Badcock has been conducting clinical research on psychotic symptoms and disorders for over 25 years. Her research centers on unraveling the cognitive, social, and linguistic mechanisms involved in the symptoms of psychosis, especially auditory hallucinations. The author of over 80 papers and book chapters, she has mentored students in clinical and neuropsychology over many years and is currently the Research Director of Perth Voices Clinic.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Australia, Medical School, Australia

Georgie Paulik

Clinician-researcher and Clinical Director of Perth Voices Clinic, Western Australia. Dr. Paulik-White’s research and clinical work centers on auditory hallucinations, early psychosis, and the prevention of illness in people at ultra-high-risk for psychosis. She provides training and supervision to postgraduate clinical psychology students in the delivery of psychological interventions for voices, as well as advanced training for mental health clinicians in this and related areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Perth Voices Clinic, Murdoch University, Child and Adult Psychology Service, Australia

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