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Therapeutic Communities for Psychosis offers a uniquely global insight into the renewed interest in the use of therapeutic communities for the treatment of psychosis, as complementary to pharmacological treatment. Within this edited volume contributors from around the world look at the range of treatment programmes on offer in therapeutic communities for those suffering from psychosis. Divided into three parts, the book covers: * the historical and philosophical background of therapeutic communities and the treatment of psychosis in this context * treatment settings and clinical models * alternative therapies and extended applications. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals, targeting readers from a number of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychotherapy and group analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415440530
ISBN-10: 041544053X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gale

John Gale is CEO of Community Housing and Therapy, a mental health charity specialising in therapeutic communities. He is a board member of ISPS UK, and was development editor and deputy editor of the journal Therapeutic Communities. Alba Realpe is the deputy manager at Mount Lodge, a therapeutic community in Eastbourne, run by Community Housing and Therapy. Enrico Pedriali is a physician, clinical psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and consultant in mental health institutions. He is a group analyst and past President of the Italian Association of Therapeutic Communities.

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