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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Psychotherapy of Psychosis, The

Edited by Chris Mace and Frank Margison


Price: £25.00

College members' price: £22.50

Published: 1997

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 284

ISBN: 9781901242041


 
This book provides an unusually comprehensive survey of the current state and prospects of psychological methods of treatment for people with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. It will be an invaluable resource for mental health professionals and clinical managers involved in their care, and essential reading for psychiatrists at all levels of experience. The three traditions of psychotherapy and integrated approaches are covered. Recent research in the process and outcome of psychotherapy is reviewed and summarised. Clear advice is also given on treatment techniques and settings with reference to national policies.

Contents

Psychosis and psychotherapy: elements for integration. F. Margison and C. Mace

Part I. Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches to psychosis.

  • Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches to psychosis: an overview. S. P. Reilly
  • The great feast of languages: passwords to the psychotic's inner world. M. Cox
  • The psychoanalytic approach to psychotic aspects of the personality: its relevance to psychotherapy in the National Health Service. D. Taylor
  • Psychosis and groups. J. Walshe
  • Borderline phenomena in analytic groups. M. Pines

Part II. Behavioural and cognitive approaches to psychosis.

  • Cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychosis: an overview. L. Drummond and A. Duggal
  • Cognitive therapy of schizophrenia: collaborative and integrated approaches. D. Kingdon and D. Turkington
  • The use of coping skills in the treatment of hallucinations and delusions in schizophrenia. N. Tarrier, L. Yusupoff, C. Kinney and E. McCarthy

Part III. Systemic and family therapies

  • Family and systemic approaches to psychosis: an overview
  • Psychosis and treatment of the whole family. R. Kennedy
  • Behavioural family therapy approaches to the treatment of schizophrenia. G. Fadden

Part IV. Integrative approaches to psychosis

  • Integration and psychosis. F. Margison and C. Mace
  • Pathological interactions between psychosis and childhood sexual abuse in in-patient settings: their dynamics, consequences and management. S. Davenport
  • The Hawthorn Project. A group psychotherapy project with chronically psychotic in-patients. D. Campbell LeFevre and F. Morrison
  • The Finnish National Schizophrenia Project: a strategy for psychotherapeutic treatment and balanced deinstitutionalisation. K. Pylkkanen
  • Meaning and madness. A narrative approach to psychopathology and treatment. G. A. Roberts
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