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An Integrated CBT treatment for psychosis: Strategies to optimize the treatment and mistakes to avoid

The psychosis therapy has undergone several changes in recent years.

From an initial work on skills, to the strengthening of problem solving skills and information processing until a new way of managing the symptoms.

Third-generation therapies and the identification of metacognitive deficits also enabled us to enhance and improve the standard CBT approach to the treatment of this disease.

However, in clinical practice, the presence of therapeutic errors that often represent one of the causes of failure of therapies and drop-out by patients ,is still rather frequent.

In fact, there are several elements that can influence the course of therapy, such as:

The overcoming of prejudices about the nature of the pathology, the greater or lesser timeliness of the intervention, the appropriate use of pharmacological therapies, the assumptions on which to base the therapeutic alliance, the greater or smaller sharing of the objectives to be achieved, the target of therapeutic intervention, the possibility or not to include patients in structured and integrated protocols, the choice of the individual or group setting, etc.

In this workshop these issues will be discussed  in order to provide indications that can be of help in the clinical practice of the therapist.