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Critical Issues in Using Homework Assignments Within Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia

  • Natalie M. Glaser
  • Nikolaos Kazantzis
  • Frank P. Deane
  • Lindsay G. Oades
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Abstract

Presents an overview of the research findings to date and practical guidelines for the use of homework in cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia. In particular, the article outlines strategies to combat the common difficulties experienced when using homework with clients with schizophrenia and the types of homework assignments that may be most helpful. The empirical evidence suggests that cognitive-behavioral therapy incorporating homework assignments help clients to improve at least 60% more than those in treatment without homework. Despite that most therapy formulations incorporate homework as an integral component of treatment for schizophrenia, prior research has identified that practitioners consider homework to be less helpful for clients with delusions and hallucinations. Interventions to enhance homework compliance in the treatment of clients with schizophrenia are outlined.

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Public Health Schizophrenia Empirical Evidence Research Finding Critical Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalie M. Glaser
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Kazantzis
    • 2
  • Frank P. Deane
    • 3
  • Lindsay G. Oades
    • 4
  1. 1.University of WollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Massey UniversityNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Psychology, Illawarra Institute for Mental HealthUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  4. 4.University of WollongongAustralia

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