October Book of the Month- Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach

Posted on 10 October 2022

Each month AAPi members gain free on-demand access for one month only, to a new reference book, along with our 50+ regular titles. Our October book of the month is Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach.

From the publisher

A growing body of both research and clinical experience confirms that intervening early in the progression of psychotic symptoms may delay or even prevent the movement toward more serious psychiatric illness. Young people at clinical high risk of developing psychosis, or those with a recent onset of psychosis, can benefit from a range of tailored interventions each emphasising recovery and return to functioning.

Achieving recovery and remission for people experiencing psychosis requires a multifaceted, team-based response, and it is precisely this sort of holistic approach Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach provides.

Clinical case examples then illustrate the application of a range of evidence-based interventions, from the psychological and psychosocial—including cognitive-behavioural therapy for psychosis and supported employment and education—to peer, family, lifestyle, and technological interventions. All of these interventions are examined in individual detail, but it is the effectiveness of the interplay between them that the authors of Intervening Early in Psychosis emphasise. The collaboration of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including therapists, medical providers, employment and education specialists and peers, is central to the success of the multimodal care model outlined in the guide and is examined at length.

This interdisciplinary approach is underpinned by recovery-oriented language that focuses on healing and recovery rather than disability and illness management. The book also provides an individual and family perspective on the lived experience of psychosis that underscores the importance of engaging clients and their support network in a philosophy of shared decision-making.

With additional chapters that discuss advocacy issues, policy considerations and the importance of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis to optimise clinical and functional outcomes, this is the most comprehensive resource for clinicians, case workers, peer and vocational specialists, family members, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge of the early identification and treatment of individuals with psychotic disorders.

 

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