Journal of Psychotherapy Integration Vol. 28, Iss. 2, (Jun 2018): 154-170.
The psychiatric treatment of individuals experiencing psychosis often follows the traditional medical model, focusing on symptom management, risk reduction, psychopharmacology, and stabilization. Frequently, this focus fails to integrate various psychological approaches to the unique personal narratives, the diverse cultures, and the person-centered needs of the individual. Though some individuals with psychotic disorders are helped by psychotropic medications, many experience limited benefit with respect to their psychotic symptoms, yet struggle with distressing side effects (Lencer et al., 2011; Leucht et al., 2009). Notably, there are psychological approaches, such as cognitive–behavioral therapy, that are evidence-based treatments for the experience of psychosis, which should be considered as treatment planning is developed (Turkington et al., 2008).. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.