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Monday, 09 November 2015 11:54

Arts and Therapies

Music and dance therapy can make people more alive, especially when they are demoralized and have become inactive.

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:54

Support of peers

An underestimated source of recovery is peer support

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:54

Family work

This heading is called family work, not family therapy, and also not family support. Family work is not changing families, like was tried in the sixties, but it also different than just being nice to families. It means work for the clinician, the person who has (had) a psychosis and family members. When a family member is psychotic the other family members go through a process, often have to do difficult things. The clinician can discourage or encourage them. But it works. Family work is one of the most proven interventions in the care for psychosis. 

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:53

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Emerging from cognitive behavioural traditions, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies hold promise as new evidence-based approaches for helping people distressed by the symptoms of psychosis. These therapies emphasise changing the relationship with unusual and troublesome experiences through cultivating experiential openness, awareness, and engagement in actions based on personal values.

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:53

Metacognitive therapy

Using the back door: Metacognitive training for psychosis, Devvarta Kumar, Mahesh Menon, Steffen Moritz & Todd S. Woodward

Metacognitive Training/Therapy (MCT) for psychosis  targets delusions, using a back door approach by helping clients gain insight into the cognitive biases behind delusions, followed by attempts to plant the seeds of doubt, and weaken delusional beliefs. 




Monday, 09 November 2015 11:52

Client Centered therapy and Pretherapy

Carl Rogers  in Psychiatry: How to be acceptantly and empathically with psychotic clients, and how to do that in the relative controlling, directive and corrective atmosphere of an ordinary psychiatric hospital. Click the links below:

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:51

Treatment of Early Psychosis

It is now recognized that prognosis of psychosis can be much better when therapies start early! A wealth of early psychosis programs in the world are now functioning for quite some years and results are researched.

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:50

The organization of treatment for psychosis

Because people with one disease entity (schizophrenia) do not exist, only persons with experience with psychosis, with very different background, very different symptoms and very different needs, therapy for people with psychosis must be need adapted. So for instance one person will benefit most from psychodynamic therapy another person from paid work. Also the needs of a person can change overtime. Therapy can be short sometimes but must be longtime if needed, without changes of therapist caused by the system. A psychosis affects not only a person but also family and friends. Good relationships with family and friends are good for recovery. Therefore most effective programs are need adapted, offer continuity of care and include also family work. In this page you find examples.


Monday, 09 November 2015 11:49

The treatment alliance in psychosis

The persistent and safe connection with a person and a team is a key element, in the relationship with a psychotic person.

See Take These Broken Wings -- Recovery from Schizophrenia without Medication, Daniel Mackler, Featuring Joanne Greenberg (bestselling author of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"), recovered for over fifty years. Interviews with Peter Breggin, Robert Whitaker, Bertram Karon, and Catherine Penney. 

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