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Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia

Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia

Neil Harris | Steve Williams | Tim Bradshaw


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Mental health care for people experiencing schizophrenia has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. This book draws on the expertise of a group of experienced clinical practitioners to provide an up-to-date understanding of this condition, and a practical guide to implementing evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia. Written in a clear and accessible format, this book
-covers the historical, social and political perspectives which give meaning to the current position of mental health care
-includes up-to-date interventions framed within the context of peoples lives
-describes how these interventions translate into specialist areas of practice
Using a variety of clinical examples, this text provides a clear overview of schizophrenia, and serves as a comprehensive, practical guide to the understanding, treatment and management of this mental condition.
'It covers just about everything you might want to know about psychological interventions, from cognitive behavioral therapy to early warning signs to terapeutic employment, from the stress vulnerability model to the importance of clinical supervision...' - Tony Gillam, Mental Health Today
NEIL HARRIS has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within Community Mental Health Teams, dedicated to people with serious mental illness since 1985.

STEVE WILLIAMS co-ordinates and leads the family intervention programme within the early psychosis service at Salford and Trafford.

TIM BRADSHAW currently works for COPE (Collaboration on Psychosocial Education) at the University of Manchester, where he is a programme director for the BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions Course.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover C
Contents v
List of Tables vii
List of Figures vii
List of Boxes viii
Notes on Contributors ix
Foreword xi
List of Abbreviations xiii
Part I What is Schizophrenia? 1
1 The Nature of Schizophrenia 3
2 Hearing Voices Past and Present: A User’s Perspective 18
3 Politics and Policies of Schizophrenia 26
Part II Clinical Skills 37
4 The Helping Relationship 39
5 Case Management 53
6 Neuroleptic Drugs and Their Management 68
7 Psychological Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Schizophrenia 84
8 Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions With Positive Psychotic Symptoms 102
9 Identifying and Overcoming Negative Symptoms 117
10 Relapse Prevention Intervention in Psychosis 130
11 Working With Families 143
Part III Working and Living in the Community 159
12 Working and Schizophrenia 161
13 Neighbourhood Networking – Working With the Community as a Source of Support: A Practical Guide 175
Part IV Special Considerations 187
14 Dual Diagnosis – Substance Misuse and Schizophrenia 189
15 Risk and Serious Mental Health Problems 205
16 Psychosocial Interventions in Institutional Settings 221
Part V Changing Service – Keeping Going 235
17 Involving Service Users 237
18 Training and Clinical Supervision 251
Conclusion 267
Index 268