Adam J. McTighe, PsyD, MBA
Correspondence Address :
Adam J. McTighe
Mind Restoration, LLC
Received on: March 15, 2021, Accepted on: March 20, 2021, Published on: March 27, 2021
Citation: Adam J. McTighe (2021). A Cognitive Case Conceptualization of Schizophrenia- Proposed Treatment Guide
Copyright: 2021 Adam J. McTighe. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper explores the mental health topic of schizophrenia, which is considered a serious and persistent mental illness often requiring complex and comprehensive treatment. People who experience the illness can demonstrate complications and problems with everyday functioning. It is a disorder of thought that impacts how individuals perceive and interpret reality, among other core symptoms. A review of diagnostic criterion is discussed and presented. A clinical case conceptualization is presented using the cognitive model, with an emphasis on automatic thoughts and negative core beliefs. A proposed cognitive intervention strategy is outlined pertaining.
Treatment planning and goals are suggested using seven integrated action steps. Strengths and limitations along with recommendations for future research are provided.