Psychosis

See the full list of titles in the ‘International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis’ series on our category page – ‘ISPS Book Series’.

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    Relating to Voices using Compassion Focused Therapy: A Self-help Companion

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    This book will be a useful companion for voice-hearers as well as for their supporters and allies in their journey of self-help. It will also be of use to mental health and social service workers.

    This title is due to be published on the 14th June 2022. You can if you wish, order it now at our special pre-publication price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.


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    Psychosis and The Traumatised Self: Understanding and Change

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    Psychosis and The Traumatised Self explores what it is like to experience psychosis for individuals with histories of childhood physical and sexual abuse.


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    A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis (2nd Edition)

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    This book is about choice. It is about demystifying one of the most influential myths of our age and giving people the information to make up their own minds. It opens up hope and new ways forward for anyone who has been given a diagnostic label.


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    Personality Disorder: From Evidence to Understanding

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    This book explains how the new classification of personality disorders in the ICD-11 helps to select treatment programmes, plan long-term management and avoid adverse consequences in the treatment of this patient group.


    Schizophrenia: Science, Psychoanalysis, and Culture

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    Kevin Volkan and Vamik Volkan present a comprehensive study of schizophrenia using a psychoanalytic lens on the existing interdisciplinary research. Over the last seventy years, mainstream research on the causes, prevalence, and treatment of schizophrenia has greatly diverged from psychoanalytic thinking. However, the emergence of the field of neuropsychoanalysis brings hope that psychoanalytic metapsychology and clinical theory may once again provide valuable insight into understanding schizophrenia.

    This title is due to be published on the 12th February 2022. You can if you wish, order it now at our special pre-publication price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.


    Users and Abusers of Psychiatry: A Critical Look at Psychiatric Practice by Lucy Johnstone

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    Users and Abusers of Psychiatry is a challenging but ultimately inspiring read for all who are involved in mental health – whether as professionals, students, service users, relatives or interested lay people.


    The Practical Handbook of Hearing Voices: Therapeutic and creative approaches

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    Hearing voices, seeing visions and similar out-of-the-ordinary experiences have long intrigued and mystified humankind. The dominant scientific and medical understandings of these phenomena tend to problematise them. This ground-breaking book builds on the work of the Hearing Voices Movement and of the researchers Marius Romme and Sandra Escher in challenging this perception.


    Open Dialogue for Psychosis: Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning

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    This title is highly readable and provides a comprehensive examination of the use of Open Dialogue as a treatment for psychosis. It presents the basic principles and practice of Open Dialogue, explains the training needed to implement it and explores how it is being offered internationally.


    The Unanswered Self: The Masterson Approach to the Healing of Personality Disorder

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    This review of Masterson’s legacy cites his later integration of neurobiology as well as attachment theory, and considers inclusion of such post-Masterson concepts as self-state theory. Clinical examples are offered throughout to illustrate this dynamic approach to a therapeutic challenge now at the forefront of today’s caseloads.

     

     


    The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis: Contributions from Metacognitive and Mentalization Based Oriented Psychotherapy

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    The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis moves beyond approaches which dictate what health is to persons with psychosis through education. It will be essential reading for all clinical psychologists and psychotherapists working with people diagnosed with psychosis.

     


    The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry (14th Edition)

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    Whether in the doctor’s office, in the clinic, or on the ward, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry, Fourteenth Edition is a must-have for psychiatrists, pharmacists, neuropharmacologists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals working in mental health, as well as trainees and students in medicine, pharmacy, and nursing.


    The Octopus Man

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    Written by Jasper Gibson, this deeply moving and tragi-comic, novel takes us into the complex world of voice-hearing in a bravura literary performance that asks the fundamental questions about belief, meaning, and love.

     


    A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs: The truth about how they work and how to come off them

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    In an era when more people are taking psychiatric drugs than ever before, Joanna Moncrieff’s explosive book challenges the claims for their mythical powers.


    A Straight Talking Introduction To The Power Threat Meaning Framework: An Alternative To Psychiatric Diagnosis

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    The PTMF offers all of us the tools to create new, hopeful narratives about the reasons for our distress that are not based on psychiatric diagnosis and to find ways forward as individuals, families, social groups and whole societies.


    Understanding and Caring for People with Schizophrenia: Fifteen Clinical Cases

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    This book challenges professional and public misconceptions of schizophrenia as an illness with intractable symptoms and inexorable mental deterioration, educating clinicians and researchers on the effectiveness of treatment to change the course of or prevent the onset of illness.


    Guidance For Psychological Therapists – Enabling Conversations With Clients Taking Or Withdrawing From Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs

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    This guidance seeks to provide such support in two distinct ways: firstly, it aims to support therapists in deepening their knowledge and reflection on working with the said client group. Secondly, it invites therapists to familiarise themselves with core issues relating to the role of psychiatric drugs in therapy.


    Attachment Theory and Psychosis: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

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    Attachment Theory and Psychosis: Current Perspectives and Future Directions is the first book to provide a practical guide to using attachment theory in the assessment, formulation and treatment of a range of psychological problems that can arise as a result of experiencing psychosis.


    Psychotherapy for Psychosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Treatment

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    In this innovative book, master clinician Michael Garrett shows how to weave together cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to support the recovery of persons suffering from psychosis.


    Drop the Disorder!: Challenging the Culture of Psychiatric Diagnosis

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    This book takes the themes, energy and passions of the ‘A Disorder for Everyone!’ events – bringing together many of the event speakers with others who have stories to tell and messages to share in the struggle to challenge psychiatric diagnosis.


    Recovering from a First Episode of Psychosis: An Integrated Approach to Early Intervention

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    Over the 12 chapters in the book, the authors, all experienced clinicians and researchers from multi-professional backgrounds, demonstrate that long-term recovery needs to replace short term remission as the key target of early psychosis services and that, to achieve this, we need a change in the way we deliver EIP: one that takes account of the different stages of psychosis and the ‘bespoke’ targeting of integrated medical, psychological and social treatments during the ‘critical period’.


    Personal Experiences of Psychological Therapy for Psychosis and Related Experiences

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    Personal Experiences of Psychological Therapy for Psychosis and Related Experiences uniquely presents personal accounts of those who have received therapy for psychosis alongside professional clinical commentary on these therapies, giving multiple perspectives on what they involve and how they work.


    Dramatherapy and Psychiatry

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    The book is intended to be practical throughout and keeps jargon to a minimum. It is not written for professional or student dramatherapists alone, but is aimed as much at occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists who are all involved in rehabilitation of people with mental illness.


    CBT for Psychosis: Process-orientated Therapies and the Third Wave

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    Written by some of the leading figures in the world of CBT for psychosis, CBT for Psychosis: Process-orientated Therapies and the Third Waveprovides the reader with a concise introduction to the field and brings them up-to-date with the latest developments.


    Delivering CBT for Insomnia in Psychosis: A Clinical Guide

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    This volume presents a detailed theoretical rationale and session-by-session outline for delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia to people with these mental health disorders.