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Changing Outcomes in Psychosis: Collaborative Cases from Practitioners, Users and Carers

Changing Outcomes in Psychosis: Collaborative Cases from Practitioners, Users and Carers

Richard Velleman (Editor), Eric Davis (Editor), Gina Smith (Editor), Michael Drage (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-12641-0

Jan 2007

288 pages

In Stock

$81.95

Description

This book presents a series of cases of psychosocial interventions with schizophrenia and other serious mental health difficulties.


  • Co-authored by a range of professionals in different roles, as well as carers and service users.


  • Captures the benefits of a true alliance between the service user and their clinical worker.


  • Details the skills and knowledge needed for interventions in a range of settings, including outreach work and family work, treatment on acute wards, as well as organisational change.


  • Introductions and conclusions to each case examine the implications for practice and policy.

Notes on Contributors.

Foreword: Lu Duhig, Laurie Bryant and Professor Antony Sheehan.

Preface: Richard Velleman, Gina Smith, Michael Drage and Eric Davis.

1 Psychosocial Developments: Towards a Model of Recovery: Eric Davis, Richard Velleman, Gina Smith and Michael Drage.

2 Shared Caring for a First Episode of Psychosis: An Opportunity to Promote Hope and Recovery: Mandy Reed and Caroline Stevens.

3 Integrating Family and Individual Approaches with People Who Experience Bipolar Disorder: Annie Higgs and Roger Thompson.

4 Positive Risk-taking within Family Intervention: Gina Smith, Alison Drage, Emily Drage, James Drage and Michael Drage.

5 Assertive Outreach and Family Work: Frank Burbach, John Carter, Jane Carter and Matthew Carter.

6 Relapse Prevention in Bipolar Disorder with Staff Who Are also Service Users: Eric Davis, Guy Undrill and Lauren Samuels.

7 Women’s Experiences of Psychosis: Recognition of Gendered Difference: Vicky MacDougall, Karen Luckett and Megan Jones.

8 Advance Agreements, Advanced Directives and Pre-emptive Care-planning: Steve Brooks, Jo Denney and John Mikeson.

9 Recovery from Voice-hearing through Groupwork: Keith Coupland and Tim Cuss.

10 Recovery through Sports in First-episode Psychosis: Sean Adams, Lydia Bishop and Jane Bellinger.

11 Employment, Mental Health and PSI: Occupation is Everyone’s Job: Sarah-joy Boldison, Rosie Davies, Hilary Hawkes, Christine Pacé and Ruth Sayers.

12 Using Effective Management Strategies to Facilitate the Delivery of PSI: Debbie Furniss and Eric Davis.

13 Carer–Practitioner Collaboration in Research and Evaluation: Willm Mistral, Michael Drage, Gina Smith, Siobhan Floyd and Nicola Cocks.

14 Changing Practice: Gina Smith, Michael Drage, Eric Davis and Richard Velleman.

Author Index.

Subject Index



  • Presents a series of cases of psychosocial interventions with schizophrenia and other serious mental health difficulties


  • Co-authored by a range of professionals in different roles, as well as carers and service users


  • Captures the benefits of a true alliance between the service user and their clinical worker


  • Details the skills and knowledge needed for interventions in a range of settings, including outreach work and family work, treatment on acute wards, as well as organisational change


  • Introductions and conclusions to each case examine the implications for practice and policy