Narrative enhancement cognitive therapy (NECT): The recovery of the self from internalized stigma

David Roe, Amit Yamin, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Paul H. Lysaker, Philip T. Yanos

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Recovery of the Self in Psychosis
Subtitle of host publicationContributions from Metacognitive and Mentalization Based Oriented Psychotherapy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780429943171
ISBN (Print)9781138598195
StatePublished - 18 Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon and Paul H. Lysaker. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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