This book presents a series of case studies of psychosocial interventions with schizophrenia and other serious mental health difficulties. The case studies range from work with individuals through work with families and groups, to working with organisations to enable them to adopt a more psychosocial approach.The book is co-authored by a range of carers and service users, alongside a number of professionals in different roles, including service managers, Mental Health Trust directors, nurses and psychologists. This collaborative approach captures the benefits of a true alliance between the service user and their clinical worker.The contributors detail the skills and knowledge bases needed for interventions in a range of settings, including outreach work, group work and family work, as well as treatment on acute wards. Each chapter examines its implications for clinical practice and policy, and editorial introductions and conclusions draw together the main themes of the book.
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