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.

View at publisher


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.

Impact and interest:

4 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
1 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 81645
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: schizophrenia, psychotherapy, metacognition, narrative, recovery
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22149
ISSN: 1097-4679
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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page