Working with People at High Risk of Developing Psychosis

Author(s): Jean Addington


Within clinical psychology and psychiatry there is a developing interest in what has traditionally been known as the "prodromal" phase of the psychotic illness. This is the period prior to the emergence of the first full blown psychotic symptoms during which preventively aimed interventions may be most effective.


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Jean Addington completed her PhD at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She is currently Director of the PRIME Clinic and Director of Psychosocial Treatments in the First Episode Psychosis Program at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Shona M. Francey is a clinical psychologist with 20 years' experience in public mental health. She began working in the field of early intervention for psychosis when the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) was first established in 1992 in Melbourne, Australia. Within the SPPIC programme she worked as a case manager, COPE therapist and Group Programme leader. Anthony P. Morrison is a Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a specialist programme of care for people with early psychosis in Salford and Trafford. He has published a number of articles on trauma and psychosis, cognitive therapy for psychosis and experimental studies of cognitive processes in psychosis, and has been involved in a number of treatment trials for cognitive therapy for early psychosis and the prevention of psychosis.

About the Editors. List of Contributors. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. Introduction (Shon Lewis). Chapter 2. Identification of the Population (Alison R Yung). Chapter 3. Assessment and Developing a Formulation (Shona M. Francey and Henry J. Jackson). Chapter 4. Engagement and the Therapeutic Alliance (Jean Addington and David Penn). Chapter 5. Assessing and Managing Stress (Lisa Phillips). Chapter 6. Treatment Targets in the Pre-Psychotic Phase (Paul Patterson, Amanda Skeate and Max Birchwood). Chapter 7. Substance Use and the 'At Risk' Period (Steven Leicester). Chapter 8. Addressing Attenuated Symptoms in At-Risk Clients (Samantha E. Bowe, Paul French, and Anthony P. Morrison). Chapter 9. Brief Limited Intermittent Psychotic Symptoms (BLIPS): A Cognitive Behavioural Approach to Formulation and Intervention (Andrew I. Gumley). Chapter 10. Working with Families Following the Diagnosis of an At Risk Mental State (April A. Collins and Jean Addington). Chapter 11. Group Therapy for People at High Risk of Developing Psychosis (Andreas Bechdolf, Verena Veith and Joachim Klosterkotte). Chapter 12. Future Challenges (Anthony P. Morrison, Shona M. Francey and Jean Addington). Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470011638
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : December 2005
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Addington
  • : Paperback
  • : 616.89
  • : 206
  • : Illustrations