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Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks (The System&hellip by Jaakko Seikkula
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting, 19 Mar 2008
This book is very interesting. It outlines clearly how Seikkula and Arnkil use open dialogue. They bring together all the people from someone's social network to see how they may each support the person with mental health difficulties, and how services may support each of them - this might include family, employer or neighbours and so supports social inclusive practice well. They give examples of actual questions to ask. It also gives details about the outcomes of using their approach - they have some of the most successful outcome results in the world for psychosis. They are also open about when things have not always gone so well and what they have learned from their mistakes over time… Read more
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Car&hellip by Alec Grant
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 19 Mar 2008
This is a disappointing read. I was especially disappointed by the level of understanding of recovery approaches and the expertise of people who use services and the chapter on assertive outreach. A better intro, despite it being older, is Hawton etal. I write this as BABCP accredited cognitive behaviour therapist.
Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Aaron T. Beck
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and readable, 19 Mar 2008
this is an excellent book which is both readable and yet gets into complexity of the issues

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