This book presents a psychotherapy intervention model called Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MICST). It is grounded in information processing and cognitive stimulation techniques and operates out of a positive psychology framework. This model, designed for group work with clients with schizophrenia, can be easily tailored to working with clients in individual therapy sessions. The three core MICST group activities include: 1) body movement-mindfulness-relaxation (BMR); 2) cognitive stimulation using group discussions; and 3) cognitive stimulation using paper-pencil cognitive exercises and self-reflection exercises. A chapter is devoted to each of these core areas with actual case vignettes to illustrate ways that these activities can be implemented in clinical practice. Homework recommendations are included at the end of each chapter, devoted to a core MICST group activity and providing suggestions on ways to practice various skills and exercises in between group sessions. Also provided are several handouts and worksheets which can be used with clients.

chapter 1|9 pages


chapter 2|22 pages

The MICST Model and Schizophrenia

chapter 4|19 pages

Group Discussion Exercises

Mind Stimulation of Episodic Memory, Semantic Memory, Personal Interests, Existential Perspectives, and Mental Health Topics

chapter 5|11 pages

Paper–Pencil Exercises

Mind Stimulation of Attention, Logical Thinking, Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Self-reflection

chapter 6|22 pages

Managing and Evaluating the Group

chapter 10|6 pages

Concluding Thoughts