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People may experience a psychosis as a spiritual crisis. They may be interested in the following websites. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:14

Rehabilitation methods

The 1980s was a decade of transition, particularly in North America—a transition between the former era of deinstitutionalization and the era of rehabilitation. The 1980s sounded the death knell for whatever
was left of the deinstitutionalization era while at the same time ushering in the era of rehabilitation. The decade of the 1990s was the decade in which psychiatric rehabilitation assumed its rightful place as
one of the triumvirate of mental health initiatives: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. (from Psychiatric Rehabilitation Second Edition William Anthony e a.) 
Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:13

Mind Stimulation Therapy

Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulation Therapy(MICST) is grounded in information processing and cognitive stimulation techniques and operates out of a positive psychology framework. This model, designed for group work with clients with chronic psychosis, can be easily tailored to working with clients in individual therapy sessions. The three core MICST group activities include: 1) body movement-mindfulness-relaxation (BMR); 2) cognitive stimulation using group discussions; and 3) cognitive stimulation using paper-pencil cognitive exercises and self-reflection exercises. A chapter is devoted to each of these core areas with actual case vignettes to illustrate ways that these activities can be implemented in clinical practice. Homework recommendations are included at the end of each chapter, devoted to a core MICST group activity and providing suggestions on ways to practice various skills and exercises in between group sessions. Also provided are several handouts and worksheets which can be used with clients.


This method is developed by J. Jenner. It is a combination of a CBT like intervention to teach coping strategies for voices and family work to support the person who is doing the training

Shame and self-criticism are transdiagnostic problems. People who experience them may struggle to feel relieved, reassured or safe. Research suggests that a specialised affect regulation system (or systems) underpins feelings of reassurance, safeness and well-being. It is believed to have evolved with attachment systems and, in particular, the ability to register and respond with calming and a sense of well-being to being cared for. In compassion-focused therapy it is hypothesised that this affect regulation system is poorly accessible in people with high shame and self-criticism, in whom the 'threat' affect regulation system dominates orientation to their inner and outer worlds. Compassion-focused therapy is an integrated and multimodal approach that draws from evolutionary, social, developmental and Buddhist psychology, and neuroscience. One of its key concerns is to use compassionate mind training to help people develop and work with experiences of inner warmth, safeness and soothing, via compassion and self-compassion.

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ISPS Journal


The ISPS Journal Psychosis accepts personal and institutional subscriptions. All Individual Members of ISPS and members of regional ISPS groups receive quarterly issues of the journal as a membership benefit.