Journal article

A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for psychosis: study protocol

Neil Thomas, Frances Shawyer, David J Castle, David Copolov, Steven C Hayes, John Farhall

BMC Psychiatry | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis has been a prominent intervention in the psychological treatment of psychosis. It is, however, a challenging therapy to deliver and, in the context of increasingly rigorous trials, recent reviews have tempered initial enthusiasm about its effectiveness in improving clinical outcomes. Acceptance and commitment therapy shows promise as a briefer, more easily implemented therapy but has not yet been rigorously evaluated in the context of psychosis. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate whether Acceptance and Commitment Therapy could reduce the distress and disability associated with psychotic symptoms in a sample of community-residing pati..

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