1st Edition

Psychotherapies for the Psychoses Theoretical, Cultural and Clinical Integration

Edited By John F. M. Gleeson, Eóin Killackey, Helen Krstev Copyright 2008
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Can biological and psychological interventions be integrated in the treatment of psychosis?

    Throughout the world, access to psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments for the psychoses varies significantly, with many people diagnosed with psychotic disorders receiving only medication as treatment. Psychotherapies for the Psychoses considers ways that this gap can be bridged through theoretical, cultural and clinical integration.

    The theme of integration offers possibilities for trainees and experienced mental health professionals from diverse orientations and cultural perspectives to strengthen alliances for tackling the gap in availability of treatments. In this volume contributors discuss:

    • Theoretical integration across the psychological therapies for psychoses
    • Global perspectives on psychosocial approaches for psychoses
    • Integrating psychotherapeutic thinking and practice into 'real world' settings.

    Psychotherapies for the Psychoses explores different approaches from a variety of theoretical perspectives, providing significant encouragement for mental health practitioners to broaden the range of humane psychotherapeutic possibilities for people suffering from the effects of psychosis.

    Gleeson, Krstev, Killackey, Preface. Jackson, Foreword. Gleeson, Krstev, Killackey, Integration and the Psychotherapies for Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Where has the 'New View' of Schizophrenia Taken Us? Part I: Theoretical Integration. Margison, Davenport, Integrating Approaches to Psychotherapy in Psychosis. Martindale, The Rehabilitation of Psychoanalysis and the Family in Psychosis: Recovering From Blaming. Lewis, Neuropsychological Deficit and Psychodynamic Defence Models of Schizophrenia: Towards an Integrated Psychotherapeutic Model. Part II: Global Perspectives on Psychotherapy for Psychoses. Killackey, Introduction to Part II. Larsen, Biological and Psychological Treatments for Psychosis: An Overdue Alliance? Herewini, New Zealand Maaori Conceptual Models Utilised Within Early Intervention Services. Phillips, Francey, Morrison, Bechdolf, Veith, Klosterkotter, Development of Psychotherapy in the Pre-psychotic Phase: Integration of Three International Approaches – Australia, Germany and UK. Sanyal, Integration of Psychotherapy in Concept Change Within a Culture – India. Part III: Integrating Psychotherapeutic Thinking and Practice into 'Real World' Settings. Miller, McCormack, Sevy, An Integrated Treatment Program for First-episode Schizophrenia. Berk, Macneil, Castle, Berk, The Importance of the Treatment Alliance in Bipolar Disorder. Geekie, Read, Fragmentation, Invalidation and Spirituality: Personal Experiences of Psychosis. Ethical, Research and Clinical Implications. Killackey, Krstev, Gleeson, The Role of National Guidelines in Integrating Psychological Interventions into Real-world Settings. Norman, Hassall, Mulder, Wentzell, Manchanda, Families Dealing with Psychosis: Working Together to Make Things Get Better. Woodhead, Therapeutic Work for Young People with First-episode Psychosis. Couchman, Systematically Speaking: Integrating Multi-family Group Work.


    John F. M. Gleeson is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor across the University of Melbourne and NorthWestern Mental Health.

    Eóin Killackey is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne and ORYGEN Research Centre.

    Helen Krstev is a Psychologist with PACE at ORYGEN Youth Health, and works in private practice in Melbourne.

    "This is a well organised, wide-ranging and quite inspiring book... Anyone who now thinks that psychosis is just for psychiatrists and medical treatment had better read this book and have their ideas shaken up." - John Rowan, BACP North London Magazine, Iss. 59, October 2008

    "This book advocates the integration of psychological approaches into the treatment of psychoses. It is an important book to be strongly recommended both for trainees, to familiarise themselves with the literature, and for consultants in considering how to effect their integration within their current approach to psychosis." - Richard Lucas, British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 194, January 2009

    "Psychotherapy for the Psychoses is another important existential addition to the literature that explores a variety of different psychotherapeutic approaches to schizophrenia, providing encouragement, and a sophisticated instruction for practitioners in their work with psychotics." - Gregory M. Westlake, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, July 2010