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Title Beyond madness : psychosocial interventions in psychosis / edited by Joseph H. Berke [and others] ; foreword by R.D. Hinshelwood.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2002.


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Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Series Therapeutic communities ; 7
Therapeutic communities ; 7.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Psychoses -- Alternative treatment.
Therapeutic communities -- England -- London.
Crisis intervention (Mental health services) -- England -- London.
Psychotic Disorders -- therapy.
Crisis Intervention -- methods.
Therapeutic Community.
England -- London.
Contents Section 1: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives -- -- Working with the dread of the future / George Mak-Pearce -- Beyond medication / Richard Lucas -- A spin in the Toyota / Mats Mogren -- The power of the play / Stella Pierides-Müller -- -- Section 2: Methodology -- -- Conjoint therapy / Joseph H. Berke -- The Wednesday meeting / Stella Pierides-Müller -- Supervision in team work / Tamar Schonfield -- Containing anxiety : A resident therapist's experience / Catherine Sunderland -- The damaged body : Working with self-harm / Margaret Fagan -- State of the art / Julia Saltiel and Lois Elliott -- -- Section 3: Narratives -- -- Survival or revival? / Martin Jenkins -- A fine balance : Between hope and despair / Lois Elliott -- Psychotic interventions / Joseph H. Berke -- Stepping on the cracks / Lizzi Payne -- Doors at the crisis centre, doors in the mind / Kate Hardwicke -- Then and now / Laura Forti -- -- Section 4: Authority and Money -- Is the Arbours Crisis Centre cost effective? / Edith David and George Mak-Pearce -- The hierarchical authority pyramid in a therapeutic milieu / Stanley schneider and Rena Bina.
Summary A major question facing psychiatrists is how to treat psychosis effectively while maintaining patients' dignity, self respect and, as far as possible, their psychological and social functioning. The authors of this book have all been associated with the Arbours Crisis Centre in London, a facility where therapists and patients, or guests, live together in order to establish a space where extremes of distress can be tolerated, understood and ameliorated. This text discusses team, group and community settings for interventions, and the five stages a guest passes through when at the centre. It examines special provisions for guests who self-harm, describes the experiences of living and working in the centre, and provides specific examples of interventions at the centre. The effect of power and money is explored, with a focus on authority, staff relationships with guests, and cost effectiveness.
Other Author Berke, Joseph H.
Other Title Print version: Beyond madness. London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2002 1853028894