© 2006 – Routledge
320 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
Can early, need-adapted treatment prevent the long-terms effects of psychosis?
How important is phase-specific treatment?
Evolving Psychosis explores the success of psycho-social treatments for psychosis in helping patients recover more quickly and stay well longer.
Mental health professionals from all over the world share their clinical experience and scientific findings to shed new light on the issues surrounding need-specific treatment. They cover: The Nature of Psychosis, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Phase-Specific Treatment of Psychosis and The Need for Integration. Particular attention is paid to the how treatment can be improved with individually tailored treatment programmes, early intervention, more integration between psychological treatments, and new and better diagnostic concepts.
This book incorporates new and controversial ideas which will stimulate discussion regarding the benefits of early, need-adapted treatment. It will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals interested in psycho-social approaches to psychosis.
"The Editors have provided a useful and well-organized source of information and discussions on the varied and new treatment modalities. The attempt to relate the different treatment modalities to the different phases of the psychotic disorder is refreshing… this book [offers] valuable insights into areas which provoke a great deal of thought and further debate." - Lyn Chua, ISPS Newsletter
"This book has managed successfully to combine a great spectrum of different thinking… I thoroughly recommend it as inspiring optimism in a climate increasingly dominated by short-term or reductionist treatments." - Chris Brogan - Regional Department of Psychotherapy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
"This book challenges the reader to think again about preconceptions of psychotic illness and as such would appeal to those working with such patients." - Rachel Upthegrove, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, Early Intervention Service, UK
Foreword Norman Sartorius, Preface, ISPS, Introduction: Phase-specific treatment of psychosis, Jan Olav Johannessen, The Nature of Psychosis, The recognition and optimal management of early psychosis: applying the concept of staging in the treatment of psychosis Patrick D. McGorry, Personality and psychosis Erik Simonsen, A post-Lacanian view on schizophrenia Wilfried Ver Eecke, Schizophrenia: pathogenesis and therapy Lars Thorgaard and Bent Rosenbaum, Early Intervention in Psychosis, A behavioural versus a cognitive analysis of the relapse prodome in psychosis Louise Bywood, Colin Robertson, David M. Gresswell and Peter Elwood, Can schizophrenia be predicted phenomenologically? Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Stephan Ruhrmann and Joachim Klosterkötter, Phase specific treatment for recovery in an early psychosis programme Jean Addington and Donald Addington, Phase-specific psychosocial interventions for first episode schizophrenia Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason, Phase-specific Treatment of Psychosis, The use of psychodynamic understanding of psychotic states–delineating need-specific approaches Johan Cullberg, A cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) based approach to psychotic disorder Ian B. Kerr, Valerie Crowley and Hilary Beard, Cognitive remediation of patients with schizophrenia: does it work? Bjørn Rishovd Rund, Finding meaning within psychosis: the contribution of psychodynamic theory and practice Susan M. Hingley, The Need for Integration, Neglected syndromes of schizophrenia–pervasiveness, profiles and phenomenology: an overview of associated psychiatric syndromes Paul C. Bermanzohn,Dissociation and psychosis: the need for integration of theory and practice Colin A. Ross, Classic literary categories as a measure of progress in the psychotherapy of Schizophrenia Ann-Louise S. Silver, Can very bad childhoods drive us crazy? Science, ideology and taboo John Read and Paul Hammersley
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.