This revised and updated second edition of Psychosis Revisited encourages participants to take a fresh look at psychosis and examine practical ways in which they can work effectively with people who have psychotic experiences. The materials build on innovative work by The British Psychological Society (BPS).
The training pack is designed to help trainers facilitate a two-day workshop, exploring psychotic experiences from a broad range of perspectives. Particular emphasis is given to the perspectives and understanding of the individual in distress. The training also considers psychological, social and cultural understandings of psychotic experiences and enables participants to consider ways of offering help and support with associated difficulties.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
Mental health workers in community mental health teams, assertive outreach teams, early intervention teams, other specialist teams or those working with inpatient services, service users and carers.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 12 September 2007
Section 1: How to use this manual;
Section 2: Running the workshop;
Section 3: Learning materials;
Section 4: Resources and acknowledgements.
Workshop topics include:
- the contested nature of mental health
- professional and public perspectives
- service user perspectives
- understanding causes, cultural context, formulations
- a recovery approach to psychotic experience
- a recovery approach to intervention and decision-making
- psychological interventions
- related approaches – medication, self-management and self-help, complementary therapies, work, ordinary support, social networks, diet and nutrition
- strategies for putting the training into action.
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