Personal Therapy for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Personal Therapy for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders : A Guide to Individualized Treatment

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This book presents the first evidence-based psychotherapy with demonstrated effectiveness for persons with schizophrenia and related disorders. Designed to help patients both achieve and maintain clinical stability, personal therapy combines psychoeducation; internal coping skills training; and enhancement of interpersonal, social, and vocational functioning. The volume describes how to integrate the approach with medical management and provides a practical, three-phase therapy manual, fully documented with findings from the author's influential research program. Detailed information is presented on the application of graduated strategies as the patient moves from a recent psychotic episode, through the process of optimal stabilization, to the resumption of community life outside the home. Also featured are tools for monitoring progress and suggestions for tailoring interventions to the specific needs of each more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138871516
  • 9781138871519

Table of contents

Introduction, Background, and Rationale. Personal Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice. Essential Prerequisites for Personal Therapy. The Basic Phase. The Intermediate Phase. The Advanced Phase. Toward a Psychosocial Treatment Algorithm. Appendices: A. A Statistical Primer for Clinicians. B. A Process Rating Scale for Monitoring more