Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) is a manualized, group-based intervention that is directed towards helping people who have been labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis recover their sense of value and decrease internalized stigma. It relies heavily on psychoeducation, cognitive behavioural techniques, and personal story-telling, or "narrative enhancement" exercises. In this chapter we describe the rationale for NECT and its curriculum, followed by an illustration of a fictional group to demonstrate its application, before reviewing the current body of research supporting its effectiveness. Finally, we discuss how NECT relates to self-reflectivity, awareness of the other, decentration and mastery as core aspects of metacognition.
|Title of host publication||The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contributions from Metacognitive and Mentalization Based Oriented Psychotherapy|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 18 Jun 2021|
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© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon and Paul H. Lysaker. All rights reserved.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)