Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons

Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons

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At a time when biological psychiatry claims that drugs and electroshock are the best methods for helping deeply disturbed persons, mental health professionals need to be reminded that psychological and social approaches to mental illnesses remain more effective, less harmful, and much more able to address the real needs of recovery, growth, and development for affected persons. Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons empowers counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to trust their intuitive and clinical understanding of how to help seriously disturbed people through humane, caring approaches.Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons introduces mental health professionals to an array of psychological and social alternatives that are available for helping patients considered "psychotic" or very emotionally disturbed. Focusing on psychological and social approaches to helping people who become labeled "psychotic" or who carry serious psychiatric diagnoses, contributors show mental health professionals psychological, social, and spiritual alternatives for approaching or treating these individuals. Readers learn about:

a successful model for nonmedical, non-drug residential treatment centers

utilizing the artwork of psychotic patients

case histories of psychoanalytic therapy

group therapy to help families with a "schizophrenic" member improve communication

Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) with disturbed individuals

psychoanalytically-oriented therapy

World Health Organization research which demonstrates the positive effect of extended family and social relationships and the negative effect of modern biopsychiatric treatment

research demonstrating the efficacy of psychotherapy with persons labeled "schizophrenic"These chapters combined with a review of empirical studies demonstrate to readers the efficacy of psychotherapy with psychotic patients. Students or experienced professionals in any of the mental health fields, including psychotherapy, counseling, clinical psychology, clinical social work, and Re-evaluation Counseling will find Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons a necessity for most effectively and humanely treating clients with serious psychiatric diagnoses.
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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138984167
  • 9781138984165
  • 59,536

Table of contents

Introduction: Spearheading a Transformation

Schizophrenic Experience: A Humanistic Perspective
Psychotherapy and the Fear of Understanding Schizophrenia
Soteria: A Therapeutic Community for Psychotic Persons
Perceptions of Psychologists and Psychiatrists
Psychotherapy with "Schizophrenia": Analysis of Metaphor to Reveal Trauma and Conflict
Surviving the "Mental Health" System with Co-Counseling
Yielding to a Higher Power
No Place Like Home
Working with the Families of Schizophrenic Patients
WHO Studies on Schizophrenia: An Overview of the Results and Their Implications for the Understanding of the Disorder
Reference Notes Included
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