© 2009 – Routledge
424 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category at the 2010 BMA Medical Book Awards!
Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Schizophrenic Psychoses brings together professionals from around the world to provide an extensive overview of the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis.
Divided into three parts – past, present and future – the book begins by examining the history of the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis, with reference to Freud, Jung, Harry Stack Sullivan and Adolf Meyer, amongst others.
Part two then takes a geographical look at treatment and its evolution in different parts of the world including the UK, USA, Northern Europe and Eastern Asia.
Finally, part three covers the range of interventions, from pharmacological treatments to psychoanalytic psychotherapy to CBT, with the aim of helping to shape the future integration of treatment.
With contributions from leading figures in the field, this book will provide a varied examination of treatment, and spark much-needed debate about its future. As such it will be essential reading for all mental health professionals, in particular those involved in psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy.
"I am delighted to bring to the attention of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals across the world the work reflected in this book, as I am convinced that these approaches with their humanistic core have much to offer for upgrading person-centered clinical care for people experiencing psychoses."- Professor Juan E. Mezzich, M.D., Ph.D., President of the World Psychiatric Association
"A wonderful book that should be read by all professionals that deal with schizophrenia! As a necessary counterweight to the current biology-dominated and drug-centred practice, it offers an almost complete anthology of the worldwide developments of truly integrative psycho-socio-biological approaches and their psychotherapeutic consequences on the individual, familial and socio-environmental level." - Luc Ciompi, Professor Emeritus of Social Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland.
"An extremely useful book and one that represents a growing interest in psychological and social approaches to improving the lives of individuals living with, and recovering from, the most severe and misunderstood of the serious mental illnesses--namely schizophrenia. As an encyclopedia of previous and current attempts to intervene in social and psychological ways in schizophrenia, [this book] is unparalleled." -Larry Davidson in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54, December 2009
Part I: The Past: Early History of the Treatment of Schizophrenic Psychoses and the Pioneers of the Psychotherapeutic Approach. Alanen, Can We Approach Schizophrenic Patients from a Psychological Basis? Chávez, Treatment of Psychoses Before the Twentieth Century. Alanen, The Schreber Case and Freud’s Double-edged Influence on the Psychoanalytic Approach to Psychosis. Hoffmann, The Burghölzli School: Bleuler, Jung, Spielrein, Binswanger and Others. Alanen, The Pioneering Work of Paul Federn. Silver, Pioneers of the Psychoanalytically Oriented Treatment of Psychosis in the USA. Part II: From Past to Present: World Developments from the 1940s to the Present. United States of America. Silver, Stedman, Psychodynamic Developments, 1940s to the Present. Great Britain. Jackson, The Contribution of Kleinian Innovations to the Treatment of Psychotic Patients. Kennard, Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenic Psychoses in the UK. German-speaking Central Europe. Hoffmann, The Development of Psychosis Psychotherapy in Switzerland. Mentzos, The Development of Psychosis Psychotherapy in Germany and Austria. France. Gaudilliére, Davoine, The Contribution of Some French Psychoanalysts to the Clinical and Theoretical Approaches to Transference in the Psychodynamic Treatment of Psychosis. Italy. Alessandrini, Di Giannantonio, The Psychiatric Care Reform Bill and Development of Psychotherapeutic Approaches. Northern Europe. Aaltonen, Alanen, Cullberg, Haugsgjerd, Levander, Rosenbaum, Developments in the Scandinavian Countries. Levander, Cullberg, Sweden: From Bjerre to the Parachute Project. Haugsgjerd, Norway: Wards for Intensive Psychotherapy. Rosenbaum, Denmark: Progress by Means of Project Work. Aaltonen, Alanen, Finland: Continuous Efforts to a Shared Space of Understanding. Eastern Europe. Bomba, Did the Iron Curtain Influence the Use of Psychotherapy in the Treatment of People Diagnosed as Having Schizophrenic Disorder? Eastern Asia. Chua, Developments in Eastern Asia: A Focus on Singapore. Huh, Taopsychotherapy in Korea. New Zealand: Geekie, Taitimu, Rook, Ang, Read, A History of Treatment Approaches to Psychosis. Part III: From Present to Future: Different Modalities of Treatment and Interventions. Koehler, Silver, Psychodynamic Treatment of Psychosis in the USA: Promoting Development Beyond Biological Reductionism. Stierlin, The Family in Schizophrenic Disorder: Systemic Approaches. Chávez, Group Psychotherapy and Schizophrenia. Dudley, Brabban, Turkington, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis. Hietala, Psychopharmacological Treatment and Psychotherapy in Schizophrenic Psychoses. Räkköläinen, Aaltonen, The Principles of Using and Not-using Neuroleptics in the Finnish Need-adapted Approach to the Treatment of Schizophrenic Psychoses. Larsen, Prevention and Early Intervention in Psychosis. Harding, McCrory, Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation: A Comparison Between Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. Aderhold, Soteria: A Treatment Model and a Reform Movement in Psychiatry. Whitaker, Deinstitutionalization and Neuroleptics: The Myth and the Reality. Alanen, Chávez, Silver, Martindale, Further Development of Treatment Approaches to Schizophrenic Psychoses: An Integrated View.
ISPS (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) has a history stretching back more than five decades, during which it has witnessed the relentless pursuit of biological explanations for psychosis. This tide has been turning in recent years and there is growing international interest in a range of psychological, social and cultural factors that have considerable explanatory traction and distinct therapeutic possibilities. Governments, professional groups, people with personal experience of psychosis and family members are increasingly exploring interventions that involve more talking and listening. Many now regard practitioners skilled in psychological therapies as an essential component of the care of people with psychosis.
A global society active in at least twenty countries, ISPS is composed of a diverse range of individuals, networks and institutional members. Key to its ethos is that individuals with personal experience of psychosis, and their families and friends, are fully involved alongside practitioners and researchers, and that all benefit from this collaboration.
ISPS’s core aim is to promote psychological and social approaches to understanding and treating psychosis. Recognising the humanitarian and therapeutic potential of these perspectives, ISPS embraces a wide spectrum of therapeutic approaches from psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive, and arts therapies, to need-adapted and dialogical approaches, family and group therapies and residential therapeutic communities. A further ambition is to draw together diverse viewpoints on psychosis and to foster discussion and debate across the biomedical and social sciences, including establishing meaningful dialogue with practitioners and researchers who are more familiar with biological-based approaches. Such discussion is now increasingly supported by empirical evidence of the interaction of genes and biology with the emotional and social environment especially in the fields of trauma, attachment, social relationships and therapy.
Ways in which ISPS pursues its aims include international and national conferences, real and virtual networks, and publication of the journal Psychosis. The book series is intended to complement these activities by providing a resource for those wanting to consider aspects of psychosis in detail. It now also includes a monograph strand primarily targeted at academics. Central to both strands is the combination of rigorous, in-depth intellectual content and accessibility to a wide range of readers. We aim for the series to be a resource for mental health professionals of all disciplines, for those developing and implementing policy, for academics in the social and clinical sciences, and for people whose interest in psychosis stems from personal or family experience. We hope that the book series will help challenge excessively biological ways of conceptualising and treating psychosis through the dissemination of existing knowledge and ideas and by fostering new interdisciplinary dialogues and perspectives.
For more information about ISPS, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website, www.isps.org.
For more information about the journal Psychosis visit www.isps.org/index.php/publications/journal.