INT-Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Patients

  • Volker Roder
  • Daniel R. Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder
    Pages 1-12
  3. D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, M. Lächler, V. Roder
    Pages 13-114
  4. D. R. Müller, V. Roder
    Pages 115-120
  5. D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder
    Pages 129-131
  6. D. R. Müller, S. J. Schmidt, V. Roder
    Pages 133-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-141

About this book

Introduction

Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy (INT) is a cognitive remediation therapy approach. INT is the first treatment manual comprising all MATRICS areas (Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia). The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health, USA) initiated this MATRICS initiative. MATRICS defines 11 neurocognitive and social cognitive areas of functioning being relevant for patients with schizophrenia. The improvement of these areas in a group therapy is the main goal of INT.

INT is based on IPT (Integrated Psychological Therapy, Roder et al 2010). It is a resource and a recovery oriented intervention to enhance also therapy motivation and self-esteem and to reduce negative symptoms. Therapy focuses especially on group processes and the exercises augment transfer and generalisation to daily life. As a meta goal INT intends to amend life quality and the reintegration of the patients in the community.

The presented manual offers the clinicians a practically orientated guide for carrying out INT. The techniques and exercises (partly computer-based) are described in detail. Case examples point out specific therapeutic situations and teach the therapist how to cope with complicated group and individual demands. Assessment for patient selection, differential indication and therapy control within a multi-dimensional treatment and rehabilitation system are discussed.

INT was evaluated successfully in an international randomised multi-centre study. In the meantime it is implemented in many clinical settings in German speaking countries. 

Keywords

Cognitive and Psychosocial Functioning in Schizophrenia Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Psychiatric Therapy and Rehabilitation Recovery for Schizophrenia Reintegration in the Community of Schizophrenia Patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Roder
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUniversity of BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.University Hospital of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUniversity of BernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13245-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13244-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13245-7
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