Journal article

Cognitive strengths-based assessment and intervention in first-episode psychosis: A complementary approach to addressing functional recovery?

Kelly Allott, Peter Steele, Frances Boyer, Ashleigh de Winter, Shayden Bryce, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Lisa Phillips

Clinical Psychology Review | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


People who have experienced psychosis describe functional and personal recovery as a key goal of treatment. To date, the early, pervasive and influential role of cognitive impairments in functional recovery in psychosis has been predominantly addressed using approaches aiming to remediate clinically-defined cognitive deficits. Despite acceptance of the recovery and strengths-based model of care for first-episode psychosis (FEP), there has been minimal attention paid to the potential for strengths-based approaches to be extended to cognitive function. The purpose of this review is to present the case for supplementary strengths-based approaches to addressing cognition and functioning in FEP. ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

KA receives funding from a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (APP1141207). M.A-J. was supported by an Investigator Grant (APP1177235) from the NHMRC. The NHMRC had no role in the concept or writing of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.