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Psychosis as a Personal Crisis

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

Interesting (and free) online articles on resilience and recovery, in ‘Studies in Social Justice’

Vol 6, No 1 (2012): The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care

Guest Editors: Jijian Voronka and Alison Howell

Table of Contents

Introduction

Introduction: The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care PDF
Jijian Voronka, Alison Howell 1-7

Articles

Uncovering Recovery: The Resistible Rise of Recovery and Resilience PDF
David Harper, Ewen Speed 9-26
Towards a Social Justice Framework of Mental Health Recovery PDF
Marina Morrow, Julia Weisser 27-43
Power and Participation: An Examination of the Dynamics of Mental Health Service-User Involvement in Ireland PDF
Liz Brosnan 45-66
The New Vocabulary of Resilience and the Governance of University Student Life PDF
Katie Aubrecht 67-83
“Recovering our Stories”: A Small Act of Resistance PDF
Lucy Costa, Jijian Voronka, Danielle Landry, Jenna Reid, Becky Mcfarlane, David Reville, Kathryn Church 85-101

Other Articles

Homelessness in the Suburbs: Engulfment in the Grotto of Poverty PDF
Isolde Daiski, Nancy Viva Davis Halifax, Gail J. Mitchell, Andre Lyn 103-123
The Aesthetic Post-Communist Subject and the Differend of Rosia Montana PDF
Irina Velicu 125-141

Book Reviews

Review of Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action PDF
Laura Camfield 143-146
Review of Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies PDF
Audrey L’Espérance 147-149

Manualised CBT for Psychosis

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