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Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia : A Practical Guide for Mental Health Workers - Neil Harris

Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia

A Practical Guide for Mental Health Workers

By: Neil Harris (Editor), Steve Williams (Editor), Tim Bradshaw (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2002
ISBN: 9780333777398
Number Of Pages: 296

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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

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Boxes
Notes on Contributors
Foreword
Abbreviations
What is Schizophrenia?
The Nature of Schizophreniap. 3
Hearing Voices Past and Present - A User's Perspectivep. 18
Politics and Policies of Schizophreniap. 26
Clinical Skills
The Helping Relationshipp. 39
Case Managementp. 53
Neuroleptic Drugs and Their Managementp. 68
Psychological Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Schizophreniap. 84
Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions With Positive Psychotic Symptomsp. 102
Indentifying and Overcoming Negative Symptomsp. 117
Relapse Prevention Intervention in Psychosisp. 130
Working With Familiesp. 143
Working and Living in the Community
Working and Schizophreniap. 161
Neighbourhood Networking - Working With the Community as a Source of Support: A Practical Guidep. 175
Special Considerations
Dual Diagnosis - Substance Misuse and Schizophreniap. 189
Risk and Serious Mental Health Issuesp. 205
Psychosocial Interventions in Institutional Settingsp. 211
Changing Service - Keeping Going
Involving Service Usersp. 237
Training and Clinical Supervisionp. 251
Conclusionp. 267
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780333777398
ISBN-10: 0333777395
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 23rd October 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1