A new book has been added to the the ISPS book series (published by Routledge) late in 2012
Edited by Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher, “Psychosis as a Personal Crisis” describes an approach which is fundamentally about the person, and finding traditional medical approaches at best providing band-aid treatment for these crises, this book seems to provide a framework for this personalised response to distressing symptoms, like voices (auditory hallucinations) and beliefs (delusions).
A sample chapter, “Psychiatry at the crossroads: The limitations of contemporary psychiatry in validating subjective experiences “, by Dr Brain Martindale, is available for download here.
Dr Martindale has written extensively on psychosis – two of his freely available papers are here:
Psychodynamic contributions to early intervention in psychosis
The rehabilitation of psychanalysis and the family in psychosis: Recovering from blaming
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Tagged Auditory hallucination, Australia, delusions, Health, hearing voices, Marius Romme, Psychiatry, psychosis, Routledge, Sandra Escher
In Western Australia, the Centre for Clinical Interventions has provided a manual for the delivery of CBT for psychosis which is available for download here. Their website is also worth considering – http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au
Another freely available resource related to this theme is an article in Schizophrenia Bulletin from 2009, by Sara Tai and Douglas Turkington – The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Schizophrenia: Current Practice and Recent Developments
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Tagged Australia, cbt, cognitive behavior therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, Health, mental-health, psychosis, schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Western Australia