This book provides a clinical overview of key areas pertinent to the holistic treatment of people with schizophrenia and in particular, puts firmly back on the agenda the importance of psychosocial treatments. It emphasizes psychosocial interventions for specific aspects of schizophrenia symptomatology and disability that have shown major benefits to recovery in this disorder.
This book highlights the evidence base for the importance of psychosocial interventions bringing together in one volume the relevant literature from several decades. It provides practical guidance on effective strategies for use in both clinical settings and in the family context, placing the patient (and their family) once again at the center of therapeutic endeavors. Encouraging professionals to offer a broader therapeutic approach, offering real hope to therapists, patients and families of what can be achieved if psychosocial interventions complement the many psychopharmacological treatments available today.