Psychosis and Emotion

The role of emotions in understanding psychosis, therapy and recovery

Edited by Andrew I. Gumley, Alf Gillham, Kathy Taylor, Matthias Schwannauer

© 2013 – Routledge

200 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

There is increasing recognition that emotional distress plays a significant part in the onset of psychosis, the experience of psychosis itself and in the unfolding of recovery that follows. This book brings together leading international experts to explore the role of emotion and emotion regulation in the development and recovery from psychosis.

Psychosis and Emotion offers extensive clinical material and cutting-edge research with a focus on:

the diverse theoretical perspectives on the importance of emotion in psychosis

the interpersonal, systemic and organisational context of recovery from psychosis and the implications for emotional distress

the implications of specific perspectives for promoting recovery from psychosis

With thorough coverage of contemporary thinking, including psychoanalytic, cognitive, developmental, evolutionary and neurobiological, this book will be a valuable resource to clinicians and psychological therapists working in the field.

Table of Contents

Gumley, Gillham, Taylor, Schwannauer, Psychosis and Emotion: The Role of Emotions in Understanding Psychosis, Therapy and Recovery. Moskowitz, Heim, Affect, Dissociation, Psychosis: Essential Components of the Historical Concept of Schizophrenia. Garfield, Simon, Ramachandran. Psychosis and the Human Affective Environment. Dilks, Linking Dialogue and Emotion in Therapy in Psychosis. Harder, Lysaker,Narrative Coherence and Recovery of Self-Experience in Integrative Psychotherapy. Schwannauer, Attachment, Mentalisation and Reflective Functioning in Psychosis. Hinshelwood,Suffering the Impact. Psychosis and the Professional Care-Giver. Campbell, Byrne, Morrison, Discrimination About Psychosis: Stigma, Emotions and Changing Emotional Attitudes About Psychosis to Improve Outcomes. Burbach, Towards a Systemic Understanding of Family Emotional Atmosphere and Outcome After Psychosis. Patterson, Attachment, Loss and Expressed Emotion – Developmental Processes in Psychosis. Robbins, Affect, Emotion and the Psychotic Mind. Gumley, Birchwood,Subordination, Submission and the Evolution of Depression After Psychosis. White, Laithwaite, Gilbert,Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: The Role of Social Defeat.

About the Editors

Andrew Gumley is Professor of Psychological Therapy in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow.

Alf Gillham is a retired Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow.

Kathy Taylor is a psychoanalyst working in private practice and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in homelessness and psychosis services in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Matthias Schwannauer is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.

About the Series

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series

The ISPS (the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) has a history stretching back more than fifty years during which it has witnessed the relentless pursuit of biological explanations for psychosis. The tide is now turning again. There is a welcome international resurgence of interest in a range of psychological factors in psychosis that have considerable explanatory power and also distinct therapeutic possibilities. Governments, professional groups, users and carers are increasingly expecting interventions that involve more talking and listening. Many now regard skilled practitioners in the main psychotherapeutic modalities as important components of the care of the seriously mentally ill.

The ISPS is a global society. It is composed of an increasing number of groups of professionals, family members, those with vulnerability to psychosis and others, who are organised at national, regional and more local levels around the world. Such persons recognise the potential humanitarian and therapeutic potential of skilled psychological understanding and therapy in the field of psychosis. Our members cover a wide spectrum of approaches from psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive, and arts therapies to the need-adaptive approaches, group therapies and therapeutic institutions. We are most interested in establishing meaningful dialogue with those practitioners and researchers who are more familiar with biological based approaches. Our activities include regular international and national conferences, newsletters and email discussion groups in many countries across the world.

One of our activities is in the field of publication. Routledge have recognised the importance of our field, publishing Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. The journal complements Routledge's publishing of the ISPS book series which started in 2004. The books aim to cover many topics within the spectrum of the psychological therapies of psychosis and their application in a variety of settings. The series is intended to inform and further educate a wide range of mental health professionals as well as those developing and implementing policy.

Some of the books will be controversial and certainly our aim is to develop and change current practice in some countries. Other books will also promote the ideas of clinicians and researchers well known in some countries but not familiar to others. Our overall intention is to encourage the dissemination of existing knowledge and ideas, promote healthy debate, and encourage more research in a most important field whose secrets almost certainly do not all reside in the neurosciences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia