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Beyond Medication by David Garfield and Daniel Mackler

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Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis.
Organized from the clinician's point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of the therapeutic process with a sequence of chapters that outline the progressive steps of engagement necessary to recovery. Both the editors and contributors challenge the established medical model by placing the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the treatment process, thus supplanting medication as the single most important element in recovery.
Divided into three parts, topics of focus include:

Strengthening the patient
The mechanism of therapeutic change
Sustaining the therapeutic approach.

This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals working with psychosis including psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

"Beyond Medication is a superb collection of essays. The book remains of great assistance to all those who know that recovery of a meaningful life from psychosis often requires dedicated painstaking skilled attention from 'another'. The nature of the attention needed varies greatly between one person who experiences psychosis and another. This is why the value of such involvement cannot be proven readily by the contemporary insistence on random controlled trials that treats every person and every therapist as if they were clones. Important books like this need to be widely read."

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ISPS is an international organization promoting psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with psychosis (a term which includes persons diagnosed with "schizophrenia"). We are committed to advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders. We seek to achieve the best possible outcomes for service user/survivors by engaging in meaningful partnership with health professionals, service user/survivors, families and carers.
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