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Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia

ISBN: 978-0-470-54218-7
388 pages
August 2010
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Praise for the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series

"A major stumbling block to the adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly guides suitable for learning specific empirically supported treatments. Such guides need to be understandable, free of technical research jargon, infused with clinical expertise, and rich with real-life examples. Rubin and Springer have hit a home run with the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, which has all of these characteristics and more."
—Edward J. Mullen, Willma and Albert Musher Chair Professor, Columbia University

State-of-the-art, empirical support for psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia

Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.

This thorough, yet practical, reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to reference and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for the psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Assertive community treatment
  • Critical time intervention
  • Motivational interviewing for medication adherence
  • Psychoeducational family groups
  • Illness management and recovery

Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia is an indispensable resource for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, effective interventions in the care of people with schizophrenia.

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Series Introduction.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Editors.

About the Contributors.

Chapter 1: Overview and Clinical Implications of Schizophrenia (Allen Rubin and Kathi R. Trawver).

Chapter 2: A Guide to Implementation and Clinical Practice of Illness Management and Recovery for People with Schizophrenia (Piper S. Meyer, Susan Gingerich, and Kim T. Mueser).

Chapter 3: Psychoeducational Family Gropus (Ellen Lukens and Helle Thorning).

Chapter 4: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia (Dennis R. Combs).

Chapter 5: Assertive Community Treatment (Kathi R. Trawver).

Chapter 6: Critical Time Intervention (Daniel Herman, Sarah Conover, and Jeffrey Draine).

Chapter 7 Motivational Interviewing for Medication Adherence (Stanley G. McCracken & Jonathon E. Larson).

Appendix A: Research Providing the Evidence Base for the Interventions in this Volume (Kathi R. Trawver and Allen Rubin).

Appendix B: The Evidence-Based Practice Process (Allen Rubin).

Appendix C: Atypical Antipsychotic Medications for Treating Schizophrenia (Kathi R. Trawver).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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ALLEN RUBIN, PhD, is the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a faculty member since 1979. He is the author of a number of bestselling titles in social work research and the past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

DAVID W. SPRINGER, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

KATHI TRAWVER, LMSW, is the BSW Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Alaska at Anchorage.

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