Reawakening reflective capacity in the psychotherapy of schizophrenia : a case study
Bargenquast, Rebecca, Schweitzer, Robert D., & Drake, Suzanne (2015) Reawakening reflective capacity in the psychotherapy of schizophrenia : a case study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71(2), pp. 136-145.
Disturbed sense of self has long been identified as a common experience among people suffering with schizophrenia. More recently, metacognitive deficits have been found to be a stable and independent feature of schizophrenia that contributes to disturbed self-experience and impedes recovery. Individual psychotherapy designed to target poor metacognition has been shown to promote a more coherent sense of self and enhanced recovery in people with schizophrenia. We provide a report of a 2-year individual psychotherapy with a patient suffering with chronic schizophrenia. Progress was assessed over the course of treatment using the Metacognition Assessment Scale and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. The patient experienced improved metacognitive capacity and reduced symptom severity over the course of therapy. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||schizophrenia, psychotherapy, metacognition, narrative, recovery|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||08 Feb 2015 22:27|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2015 23:08|
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