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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (7 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415475724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415475723
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Narrative CBT for Psychosis is a clearly written text describing the potential for integrating solution-focused and narrative-based approaches with CBT for psychosis.  It provides practical examples from the authors’ experiences with this novel approach." - David Kingdon, Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery, University of Southampton. 

"Rhodes and Jakes have achieved an ambitious goal. They have assimilated several therapeutic traditions into a coherent set of techniques and principles that can be deployed to reduce the suffering of people with complex psychoses. This book will provide new and important ideas for practicing clinicians and clinical theorists alike". - Hamish McLeod, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia.

"This is a significant contribution towards developing integrative therapeutic approaches to psychosis that combine a search for meaning and understanding with a practical interest in finding what works for the individual. The authors offer an innovative and inspirational synthesis which will be valued by all who seek to make sense and make progress in supporting people who experience psychosis to recovery."- Dr Glenn Roberts, Consultant in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, Exeter & Lead on Recovery for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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John Rhodes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology, Brent (CNWL Trust), Lecturer on Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Lecturer at University College London.

Simon Jakes is a Senior Clinical Psychologist on the Sub-acute Mental Health Unit at Campbelltown Hospital, South West Sydney, an Honorary Fellow at Wollongong University and an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Clarke on 1 Jun. 2012
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Unlike some textbooks, it can be read cover-to-cover and maintain the readers attention and interest in the subject. The text provides clearly structured chapters which guide you through understanding the origins of using narrative and solution focussed therapy with psychosis and the nature of psychosis itself. The chapters mix solution-focussed and narrative techniques well and discuss how focussing on a persons strengths, re-framing their problem behaviours and working with personal meaning can better engage people in their therapy. In chapters which focus on narrative work with trauma, the authors give case examples which build on from previous chapters which allow you to follow a case through assessment, treatment and give insight on how the therapists/authors conceptualised the problems. The problems and individual accounts are moving and allow you to think about how particular traumas or events can lead to a specific style of thinking.

The appendix provide template assessment guidelines, interview schedules and basic rating scales which have been useful in my practice. I would recommend this text if you intend to work or are working with clients with psychosis or are just interested to read more about these techniques in complex populations.
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This excellent book encompasses an excellent account of the phenomenological issues raised in working with and experiencing psychosis, whilst providing useful templates for and examples of real life clinical work. It successfully integrates constructivist approaches particularly from solution focussed narrative traditions, with CBT a la Padesky and with Hackmann's work using imagery. It is fairly unique in arguing the case for successful integration of ideas from different schools including those with a more central focus on exploring emotions. To a practitioner with a background in systemic and constructivist approaches wishing to undertake work in the field of psychosis - and with other forms of severe mental and emotional illness, this book which views problems within their context and integrates behaviourist approaches is an invaluable addition to their resources. To an experienced practitioner, already familiar with the work, this book offers fresh insights and is highly recommended.
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my book choice of the month 28 Nov. 2011
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Great book, put psychosis in perspective for me. I have worked in a psych. hosp. for years and this is the best book I have read in a long time.
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