Metacognition and Severe Adult Mental Disorders: From Research to Treatment

Editor : Giancarlo Dimaggio, Editor : Paul Lysaker

Metacognition and Severe Adult Mental Disorders: From Research to Treatment

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 344
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 29553
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415484237
  • ISBN 10 : 0415484235
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Many adults who experience severe mental illness also suffer from deficits in metacognition - put simply, thinking about one's own thought processes - limiting their abilities to recognize, express and manage naturally occurring painful emotions and routine social problems as well as to fathom the intentions of others. This book presents an overview of the field, showing how current research can inform clinical practice.

An international range of expert contributors provide chapters which look at the role of metacognitive deficit in personality disorders, schizophrenia, and mood disorders, and the implications for future psychotherapeutic treatment. Divided into three parts areas covered include: how metacognitive deficits may arise and the different forms they might take; the psychopathology of metacognition in different forms of mental illness; and, whether specific deficits in metacognition might help us understand the difficulties seen in differing forms of severe mental illness. Offering varying perpsectives and including a wealth of clinical material, this book will be of great interest to all mental health professionals, researchers and practitioners.

About the Editor(s)

Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is a co-founding member of the Centre for Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy in Rome, Italy. His primary interest is in metacognitive processes and mental disorders. He has published four books, including the coauthored Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders, and more than 120 papers in scientific journals. Dr. Dimaggio is an associate editor of Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality Disorders. He has guest-edited many journal special issues on research and treatment for personality disorder.

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Paul H. Lysaker is a clinical psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis Indiana and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry Indianapolis School of Medicine. His current research interests include the development of metacognitive capacity through individual psychotherapy for persons with schizophrenia.

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