by Gerard E. Hogarty
This book presents the first evidence-based psychotherapy with demonstrated effectiveness for persons with schizophrenia and related disorders.
This book presents the first evidence-based psychotherapy with demonstrated effectiveness for persons with schizophrenia and related disorders. Designed to help patients both achieve and maintain clinical stability, personal therapy combines psychoeducation; internal coping skills training; and enhancement of interpersonal, social, and vocational functioning. The volume describes how to integrate the approach with medical management and provides a practical, three-phase therapy manual, fully documented with findings from the author's influential research program. Detailed information is presented on the application of graduated strategies as the patient moves from a recent psychotic episode, through the process of optimal stabilization, to the resumption of community life outside the home. Also featured are tools for monitoring progress and suggestions for tailoring interventions to the specific needs of each patient.
"A landmark contribution. Developed out of years of experience in the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as painstaking psychosocial intervention research, personal therapy is an integrated approach to helping people learn how to manage their mental illness and reenter the community. This practical guide provides clinicians with the knowledge they need to engage clients with schizophrenia, identify individual goals critical to the mastery of their illness, and track progress towards these goals. It belongs on the shelf of every clinician involved in providing psychological treatment for schizophrenia." Kim T. Mueser, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
1. Introduction, Background, and Rationale
2. Personal Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice
3. Essential Prerequisites for Personal Therapy
4. The Basic Phase
5. The Intermediate Phase
6. The Advanced Phase
7. Toward a Psychosocial Treatment Algorithm
A. A Statistical Primer for Clinicians.
B. A Process Rating Scale for Monitoring Progress.