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Remembering the past to live better in the future: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis

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Remembering the past to live better in the future : A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis. / Edwards, C. J.; Garety, P. A.; Hardy, A.

In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 68, 101564, 09.2020.

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Edwards, CJ, Garety, PA & Hardy, A 2020, 'Remembering the past to live better in the future: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 68, 101564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2020.101564

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Edwards, C. J., Garety, P. A., & Hardy, A. (2020). Remembering the past to live better in the future: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 68, [101564]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2020.101564

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Edwards CJ, Garety PA, Hardy A. Remembering the past to live better in the future: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 2020 Sep;68. 101564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2020.101564

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Edwards, C. J. ; Garety, P. A. ; Hardy, A. / Remembering the past to live better in the future : A feasibility randomised controlled trial of memory specificity training for motivation in psychosis. In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 2020 ; Vol. 68.

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