ERIC Number: EJ803791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations: A Pilot Study
Pinkham, Amy E.; Gloege, Andrew T.; Flanagan, Steven; Penn, David L.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v11 n1 p93-98 Win 2004
In this article, we describe a pilot study that investigated the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for auditory hallucinations. Eleven inpatients with either chronic schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder participated in 2 CBT groups of differing treatment duration (i.e., 7 versus 20 sessions). The results showed that participation in both groups was associated with significant positive changes in the participants' beliefs about their voices and with a trend for reduced negative reactions to the voices. These changes were not a function of premorbid cognitive functioning. Finally, duration of treatment did not affect participants' beliefs or distress associated with the voices. Implications for future clinical research in this area are discussed.
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Behavior Modification, Mental Disorders, Patients, Counseling Techniques, Beliefs, Cognitive Processes, Auditory Stimuli, Outcomes of Treatment
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