Trauma and Psychosis provides a valuable contribution to the current understanding of the possible relationships between the experience of trauma and the range of phenomena currently referred to as psychosis.
Warren Larkin and Anthony P. Morrison bring together contributions from leading clinicians and researchers in a range of fields including clinical psychology, mental health nursing and psychiatry. The book is divided into three parts, providing comprehensive coverage of the relevant research and clinical applications. Part I: Research and Theoretical Perspectives provides the reader with a broad understanding of current and developing theoretical perspectives. Part II: Specific Populations examines the relationship between trauma and psychotic experiences in specific populations. Part III: From Theory to Therapy draws together current knowledge and investigates how it might be used to benefit individuals experiencing psychosis.
This book will be invaluable for clinicians and researchers interested in gaining a greater insight into the interaction between trauma and psychosis.
Table of Contents
Os, Foreword. Introduction. PartI: Research and Theoretical Perspectives. Bentall, The Environment and Psychosis: Rethinking the Evidence. Read, Rudegeair, Farrelly, The Relationship Between Child Abuse and Psychosis: Public Opinion, Evidence, Pathways and Implications. Bendall, McGorry, Krstev, The Trauma of Being Psychotic: An Analysis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Response to Acute Psychosis. Jankowski, Mueser, Rosenberg, Psychosis with Comorbid PTSD. Fowler, Freeman, Steel, Hardy, Smith, Hackman, Kuipers, Garety, Bebbington, The Catastrophic Interaction Hypothesis: How do Stress, Trauma, Emotion and Information Processing Abnormalities Lead to Psychosis? Part II: Specific Populations. Jackson, Birchwood, Trauma and First Episode Psychosis. Hammersley, Fox, Childhood Trauma and Psychosis in the Major Depressive Disorders. Romme, Escher, Trauma and Hearing Voices. Part III: From Theory to Therapy. Read, Breaking the Silence: Learning Why, When and How to Ask About Trauma, and How to Respond to Disclosures. Callcott, Turkington, CBT for Traumatic Psychosis. Smith, Steel, Rollinson, Freeman, Hardy, Kuipers, Bebbington, Garety, Fowler, The Importance of Traumatic Events in Formulation and Intervention in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis: Three Case Examples. Larkin, Morrison, Relationships Between Trauma and Psychosis: From Theory to Therapy. Gumley, MacBeth, A Trauma Based Model of Relapse in Psychosis.
Warren Larkin is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a specialist early intervention service for young people who experience psychosis. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Lancaster University and is engaged in an ongoing research programme examining the theme of trauma and psychosis.
Anthony P. Morrison is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and coordinates early intervention services for Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust. In addition, he has edited and authored several books on the subject of cognitive therapy for psychosis.