[There has been an] extraordinary shift in how we understand and treat psychosis, none more so than in the arena of Early Intervention (EI) bringing with it new hope for young people with emerging psychosis and their families. -- From the introduction to the book
Centred around the Early Psychosis Declaration (EPD), this book explores the declaration's five themes through contributions from a sizeable number of mental health practitioners, service-users and carers. It is designed to help those working with people experiencing psychosis at an early stage of illness to develop and implement effective early intervention skills, enabling them to examine and refine their practice. Most importantly, the book is a practical guide to delivering early intervention strategies with a unique focus on recovery.
* Includes an abundance of case studies to link theory to practice
* Edited by an team with a wealth of clinical and research experience
* Suitable for qualified practitioners from all disciplines working in the Early Intervention field, including mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and lecturer/practitioners
About the Editors:
Paul French is Associate Director for Early Intervention in Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester.
Jo Smith is Joint National Early Intervention Programme Lead for NMHDU (National Mental Health Development Unit) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She is also Early Intervention Clinical Development Lead for Worcestershire Early Intervention Service with Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
David Shiers is Joint National Early Intervention Programme Lead for NMHDU (National Mental Health Development Unit) and GP advisor for the West Midlands.
Mandy Reed is a Consultant Nurse for Early Intervention in Psychosis and a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE).
Mark Rayne is a Programme Specialist in Service Development for the NHS West Midlands Regional Development Centre.