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New book edited by Trust psychologists highlights cutting edge approaches to psychological interventions for the hard to reach

Published: 26/03/2015

Two BSMHFT psychologists have edited a new book which highlights cutting edge psychological approaches for people with psychosis who are hard to reach and do not respond to current best practice interventions.

Despite the steady acceptance and adoption of psychological interventions for people with psychosis in routine practice many people continue to experience problems in their recovery. Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: working with the hard to reach, published by Routledge, positions psychological formulation as a key organising principle for the delivery of care within multi-disciplinary teams.  The interventions described all have the common theme of supporting goals that are of primary importance to the service user and further enable their recovery.

The book is co-edited by Alan Meaden, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in BSMHFT’s assertive outreach and non-acute inpatient services and Andrew Fox, Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Trust’s community rehabilitation inpatient services. The Trust is also well represented amongst contributors to the book, with a number of BSMHFT psychologists past and present having authored chapters.  The authors introduce new developments in psychological interventions for people affected by psychosis who are heard to reach, working in a variety of settings with people at various stages of recovery. 
Psychosocial interventions

"This book is a perfect example of 'practice-based evidence': experienced clinicians sharing their hard-won expertise with difficult to engage service-users. The approaches described are built upon evidenced-based psychological therapies, and anchored to the same values, but adapted and improvised according to the reality of clinical diversity and the variety of contexts in which people with psychosis are seen. This is the 'go-to' book for when the going gets tough."
Dr Emmanuelle Peters, Reader in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience PICuP Clinic Director (Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

For more information about the book and online ordering visit www.routledgementalhealth.com