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Schizotypy: New dimensions

Schizotypy: New dimensions

Oliver Mason, Gordon Claridge
December 21, 2017

For several decades there has been an increasing move towards viewing the psychotic illnesses from a dimensional perspective, seeing them as continuous with healthy functioning. The idea, concentrating mostly on schizophrenia, has generated considerable theoretical debate as well as empirical...

The Prevention of Suicide in Prison: Cognitive behavioural approaches

The Prevention of Suicide in Prison: Cognitive behavioural approaches

Daniel Pratt
December 21, 2017

Suicide is considered to be the leading cause of preventable death in prisons. While there is increasingly expansive literature examining the various risk factors associated with a likelihood of eventual prison suicide, so far this has struggled to lead to successful prevention programmes. An...

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection

Olivia Sagan
January 19, 2017

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing draws on extensive research carried out with mental health service users who are also practicing artists. Using narrative data gained through hours of reflective conversation, it explores not whether art can contribute to positive wellbeing and...

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Adapting the Tavistock method

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Adapting the Tavistock method

Diana Semmelhack, Larry Ende, Clive Hazell
December 20, 2016

Mental illness is prevalent in society with a quarter of individuals having a diagnosable mental illness. A growing percentage of these individuals develop severe disorders which incapacitate them and may leave them unemployed, lonely, isolated and untreated. In recent years, there has been a...

Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice

Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice

Joshua L. Cohen, J. Lauren Johnson, Penny Orr
November 18, 2016

While film and video has long been used within psychological practice, researchers and practitioners have only just begun to explore the benefits of film and video production as therapy. This volume describes a burgeoning area of psychotherapy which employs the art of filmmaking and digital...

Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness: The role of peer support

Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness: The role of peer support

Mike Watts, Agnes Higgins
July 21, 2016

Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness presents research that challenges the prevailing view that recovery from ‘mental illness’ must take place within the boundaries of traditional mental health services. While Watts and Higgins accept that medical treatment may be a vital start to some people...

The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming: A Critical Appraisal

The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming: A Critical Appraisal

Lisa Wake, Richard Gray, Frank Bourke
July 04, 2014

Despite widespread use, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a topic of much debate, often receiving criticism from academic and professional sectors. In this book international academics, researchers and therapists are brought together to examine the current evidence of the clinical efficacy of...

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