I have read Kingdon and Turkington's book, and it is indeed an excellent starting point. Their conceptualisation of Schizophrenia (and I hope they'll forgive me if I misrepresent them) is that it is a normal psychological process, rather than a disease. They point to the many similarities with sleep-deprivation phenomena to support their case. Several case-studies and session-transcripts are given, including a very detailed study of a case of prsecution delusion. Dr. Turkington uses a combination of CT and REBT methods to challenge both the fact and the awfulness of being persecuted (the patient believed he had been destroyed professionally by his colleagues "beaming rays into his head, stopping him from concentrating.")
The book is not a treatment manual, but here in England, at least, it has made some impact on practice. Of course, our health provision system - and, perhaps more importantly, our legal system - are very different from those in America!
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