Recovery through affiliation: a compassionate approach to schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder (COMPASS)

Martins, M. J., Barreto Carvalho, C., Macedo, A., Pereira, A. T., Braehler, C., Gumley, A. and Castilho, P. (2018) Recovery through affiliation: a compassionate approach to schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder (COMPASS). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 9, pp. 97-102. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.07.009)

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Abstract

Described as a contextual behavioural approach, Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT) aims at helping people develop compassionate relationships both with others and with the self. CFT has been used to promote recovery in psychosis with promising results. The development process of the Compassionate Approach to Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder (COMPASS) builds upon the available research on contextual behavioural approaches for psychosis. Its main framework is the affect regulation system's model and the compassion-focused therapy rationale as it was adapted for psychosis. Other theoretical and empirical influences are presented and innovations regarding CFT protocols for psychosis are highlighted. COMPASS is already being studied and details on the pilot study are provided. With further study and continuing improvement COMPASS has the potential to help foster recovery in psychosis.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research has been supported by the first author Ph.D. Grant (SFRH/BD/96092/2013), sponsored by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Braehler, Dr Christine and Gumley, Professor Andrew
Authors: Martins, M. J., Barreto Carvalho, C., Macedo, A., Pereira, A. T., Braehler, C., Gumley, A., and Castilho, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2212-1447
ISSN (Online):2212-1455
Published Online:19 July 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
First Published:First published in Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science 9: 97-102
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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