Cognitive-behavioral therapy for individuals at high risk of developing psychosis

J Clin Psychol. 2009 Aug;65(8):879-90. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20609.


Early intervention for psychosis has become an established clinical practice. Research is now focusing on identifying individuals in the pre-psychotic period when they appear to be putatively prodromal for psychosis. Criteria have been established for identifying these young people who are at clinical high risk, and there have been some early studies testing both pharmacological and psychological treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been tested as a potentially effective intervention in this group. Here, we describe two cases that were treated with CBT.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anecdotes as Topic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotic Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Risk Assessment