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

Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry

Edited by Glenn Roberts, Sarah Davenport, Frank Holloway and Theresa Tattan

Price: £25.00

College members' price: £22.50

Published: Oct 2006

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 406

ISBN: 9781904671305

Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry

People with complex and long-term mental health needs are at the heart of current priorities in service development. Rehabilitation psychiatry offers a positive response to their problems, needs and aspirations. The central ambitions of contemporary rehabilitation services are to rekindle hope and to open routes to personal recovery, while accepting, and accounting for, continuing difficulty and disability.

At a time when the national picture is of staff and services in transition, here is a gathering of considerable experience and expertise to shape, guide and inspire future directions. Brief but authoritative chapters, written by practitioners for practitioners, will be of interest to the whole multidisciplinary team, service users, carers and students of all related disciplines.

  • The first major UK text on rehabilitation psychiatry for over a decade.
  • Brief, practical chapters.
  • Takes the reader logically and systematically from foundation to clinical practice to service development.
  • Special chapters on rehabilitation psychiatry in the context of forensic services, head injury and learning disability.

*Highly Commended for the Mental Health prize of the 2007 BMA Medical Book Competition.*

"This book was a joy to review! ...really is the best review of the subject I have come accross! ... Even a brief perusal of this book will change some aspect of every practitioner's practice for the better and for life - it's that good!"

 - 2007 BMA Medical Book Competition Programme and Award Winners

"Stimulating and informative to read."
- Occupational Medicine

"We are delighted to have succeeded in gathering together a vigorous and contemporary restatement of the principles and practice of rehabilitation psychiatry from leading practitioners working in the field.  It offers support, hope and direction for colleagues and services in transition through a series of brief but authoritative reviews of the key themes in enabling recovery from long-term psychiatric conditions.”

- Glenn Roberts, Leading editor of Enabling Recovery



Part 1: Foundations

1. What is psychiatric rehabilitation? - Tom Craig

2. New directions in rehabilitation: learning from the recovery movement - Glenn Roberts and Paul Wolfson

3. The social context of mental illness - Julian Leff

4. The physical healthcare of patients in rehabilitation services - Irene Cormac, David Martin and Michael Ferriter

5. A comprehensive approach to assessment in rehabilitation settings - Alan Meaden and Alan Farmer

6. Mapping and classifying rehabilitation services - Geoff Shepherd

7. Understanding madness - Glenn Roberts

8. First person: ‘you need hope to cope’ - Rachel Perkins

Part 2: Therapeutic practices

9. Early intervention in first-episode psychosis and its relevance to rehabilitation psychiatry - Paddy Power, Jo Smith, David Shiers and Glenn Roberts

10. Managemant of medication when treatment is failing - Melinda Sweeting

11. Family interventions - Gráinne Fadden

12. Cognitive–behavioural therapy - Douglas Turkington and Renuka Arjundas

13. Psychodynamic considerations in rehabilitation - Sarah Davenport

14. Cognitive rehabilitation - Til Wykes

15. Managing challenging behaviour - Dominic Beer

Part 3: Services and organisational perspectives

16. Pulling it all together: the care programme approach at its best - Frank Holloway

17. No place like home: accommodation for people with severe mental illness - Paul Wolfson

18. Gender-sensitive services - Sarah Davenport

19. Working to recovery: meaningful occupation and vocational rehabilitation - Jed Boardman and Brian Robinson

20. Community support services - Frank Holloway

21. Rolling the stone uphill: leadership, management and longer-term mental healthcare - Tom Harrison

22. Evaluation of rehabilitation services - Peter Tyrer

Part 4: Special considerations

23. Acquired brain injury - Matthew Allin and Simon Fleminger

24. Psychiatric rehabilitation for people with learning disability - Neill Simpson

25. Forensic rehabilitation - Steffan Davies and Pat Abbott

Part 5: Where are we going?

26. Rehabilitation and recovery in the 21st century - Sarah Davenport, Frank Holloway, Glenn Roberts and Theresa Tattan

Appendix 1: Rating scales

Appendix 2: Useful websites

Appendix 3: Reading list


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