The Humanist Manifesto

The more we work with individuals with severe mental illness, the more it becomes clear that these individuals have the same needs, yearnings, and proclivities that we have, but these are accentuated to the paradoxes: These all too human tendencies are often submerged by the “pathological” aspects, such as delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and the […]

deluions

Delusions generally have a persecutory or grandiose content. The content of the delusions represent a pictorial transformation of higher levelemotional experiences such as the belief in being controlled devalued, scrutinized etc. These higher level experiences are translated into images of being influenced by rays from an influencing machine, being observed by multiple cameras, having one’s […]

Different Approaches to Treating Severely Mentally Ill

Behaviorism and the Token Economy: This approach is based on the behavioral principle of positive reinforcement. It consist of the individuals receiving credit for the various participating in variousactivities and being rewarded by going shopping etc. when they reach a certain number of credits the obvious drawback is that the systems works with the high […]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy/ Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) as a Product of the Enlightenment

I believe that the three principles of the enlightenment form the foundation of cognitive therapy. I Humanism 1.Definition: Humanism is a philosophical doctrine that emphasizes human value such as agency (independent action) and critical thinking as opposed to superstition and dogma. 2.The humanistic application to cognitive therapy and particularly recovery-oriented cognitive therapy is a) emphasizing […]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy/ Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) as a Product of the Enlightenment

I believe that the three principles of the enlightenment form the foundation of cognitive therapy I. Humanism Definition: Humanism is a philosophical doctrine which emphasizes human value such as agency (independent action) and critical thinking as opposed to superstition and dogma. The humanistic application to cognitive therapy and particularly recovery-oriented cognitive therapy is: a) emphasizing […]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy/ Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) as a Product of the Enlightenment

believe that the three principles of the enlightenment form the foundation of cognitive therapy I. Humanism 1.Definition: Humanism is a philosophical doctrine which emphasizes human value such as agency (independent action) and critical thinking as opposed to superstition and dogma. 2.The humanistic application to cognitive therapy and particularly recovery oriented cognitive therapy is: a) emphasizing […]

Differences between Depression and Negative Syndrome of Schizophrenia

The literature shows a very wide disparity in the frequency of both depression and the negative syndrome in schizophrenia (Patel et.al, 2015, Kirkpatrick et.al, 2006, An der Heiden, Leber, & Häfner, 2016, Foussias &Remington, 2010, Sonmez et.al, 2016). The current conclusion is that there is a wealth of similarity in the behavior in both conditions […]

Delusions

Most delusions have fantastic content which when activated operates as strong beliefs that shape interpretation of events and motivate behavior that is consistent with the extreme content. Hypotheses: Bias: The delusions are characterized as are other strong beliefs by a powerful confirmation bias which includes consistent information and excludes inconsistent information. As a result, neither […]