Title

Using auditory hallucinations as a therapeutic tool.

Date of Award

3-15-2010

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Lupe-Rebeka Samaniego

First Committee Member

Chris Sheldon

Second Committee Member

Melissa Henston

Keywords

Schizophrenia

Abstract

This paper integrates psychodynamic and cognitive theories understanding of schizophrenia and the function of auditory hallucinations to propose five principles for the successful treatment of auditory hallucinations within schizophrenia; connection, education, collaboration, empowerment, and independence. Pharmacological and biological research is acknowledged and integrated into psychological treatment using case information based on an autobiographical novel by a person diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

55 pages

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