Grandiose Delusions (Delusions as Defense): Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Approach

Grandiose delusions are symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses that can frustrate treatment efforts. Providers can often see them as only controlled through medicines or reality challenges. These efforts can often worsen the very symptoms trying to be addressed. However, treatment and theory can focus on grandiosity and cognitive therapy. We are in an unprecedented time. Individuals we intend to serve are at home to prevent spread of COVID-19 and the effects on self-esteem can exacerbate the grandiose delusions. How do we address grandiose delusions? This webinar considers the theoretical grounding of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for psychosis as it relates to grandiose delusions and interventions.

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