1st Edition

Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis A Clinician's Guide and Manual

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis describes a new psychological intervention, which for the first time applies emerging research from the field of positive psychology specifically to psychosis. The book contains guidance on adapting the approach for use in individual treatments, and on providing part of the intervention, either as individual sessions or by integrating Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis sessions into other treatments.

    Divided into two sections – Theory and the Intervention Manual – this book offers methodologically rigorous research, case studies and detailed aims and instructions for clinicians and therapists. The structured, step-by-step manual, for use with clients, includes downloadable handouts, session materials, activities, guides and therapist tips. The manual will be a practical, positive and innovative resource for mental health professionals, providing all the material needed to deliver this evidence-based approach that is designed to improve wellbeing and reduce symptoms experienced by people living with psychosis.

    Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis will be of interest to mental health clinicians working with people with psychosis, as well as clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, support workers and peer support specialists.

    Acknowledgements About the authors List of abbreviations Foreword 1: Introduction 2: Positive Psychotherapy 3: Theory base for Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis 4: Developing Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis 5: Evaluating and optimising Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis 6: Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis: therapist questions (and answers!) Intervention Manual: Overview Intervention Manual: 1. Theory Intervention Manual: 2. Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis Intervention Manual: 3. Implementation Intervention Manual: 4. Session guide Intervention Manual: Appendix 1: Journal pages Intervention Manual: Appendix 2: Handouts Intervention Manual: Appendix 3: Additional resources Intervention Manual: References


    Mike Slade is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, University of Nottingham. His research interests include recovery-focused mental health services and increasing citizenship and social inclusion experiences. Mike has written 250 academic articles and 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health. Information about his research can be found at www.researchintorecovery.com.

    Tamsin Brownell is a researcher in mental health services. She helped to develop Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis whilst working as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. Her main research interests are the development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions and user-led services for mental health, particularly in psychosis and eating disorders.

    Dr Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada. He developed and empirically validated an innovative therapeutic approach called Positive Psychotherapy with Dr. Martin Seligman at the Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania during his doctoral studies. Tayyab has trained mental health professionals and educators internationally and has also worked with survivors of 9/11 families and Asian Tsunami survivors. Published in peer-reviewed journals, an invited keynote speaker, his work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maclean's, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and at the TEDx. (www.tayyabrashid.com).

    Dr Beate Schrank is a consultant psychiatrist, therapist, and senior researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Tulln, Karl Landsteiner University for Health Sciences, Austria. She conducted the work reported in this book as part of her PhD degree at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. Beate’s main research interests focus on social psychiatry as well as on the conceptualisation and application of positive psychological variables, such as hope or wellbeing, to people with severe illness, both mental and physical. Her research has most recently involved the development and evaluation of services and therapeutic interventions for these client groups.

    ‘The Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis intervention represents state-of-the-art psychological practice, bringing with it wellbeing, strength and hope.’ - A/Professor Lindsay G. Oades, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne

    ‘For many years the need for a new psychotherapy for psychosis — one that emphasizes recovery, patient-centeredness, and strengths — has been apparent. Mike Slade and colleagues have addressed this need admirably with their Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis intervention. This book should become required reading for all of us who treat people with serious mental illness.’ - Prof Bob Drake, Dartmouth Medical School