Personal Therapy for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: A Guide to Individualized Treatment

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"I recommend this book for anyone who works with patients having schizophrenia and similar disorders. It can be used to assist the practitioner in setting up such a program, or as simply a set of insights and techniques to support such patients even if one cannot put an entire treatment program into place."--Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

"He intended this volume to serve the dual purposes of a textbook and a practical therapeutic manual, and he has admirably met this objective....Hogarty has the unique ability to communicate complex concepts and intellectually provocative insights in a conversational and inviting style that is accessible to multidisciplinary practitioners across types and levels of expertise. His work represents a landmark advance in our understanding of the interplay between biological, psychological, and social perspectives in the pursuit of patients' recovery. His thorough scientific analysis is compelling, and his therapeutic manual is creative, exciting to read, and highly instructive....an invaluable resource for all mental health practitioners and graduate-level trainees who are inspired by evidence-based practice in mental health and the vision of recovery and rehabilitation of people with severe mental illness."--Psychiatric Services
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"Spanning four decades, Gerard Hogarty's research into the treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders has been remarkable both for its scientific elegance and its practical utility. This volume puts it all together for practitioners, providing a readable, comprehensive, evidence-based model to guide clinical work. The book makes complex methodological material (as well as medication information) understandable to readers with varying levels of expertise, without talking down to them. Reading this book is like being in the presence of a wise, savvy, and experienced practitioner, not an ivory-tower researcher. What a rarity when the author is the field's most esteemed clinical researcher! An invaluable guide for practitioners, this book is also a landmark text for social work courses on mental health. It offers perhaps the best illustration to date of the importance of evidence-based practice, and what it looks like in action."--Allen Rubin, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

"This book presents the first empirically based, research-established protocol for providing individual psychotherapy for schizophrenia. It provides remarkably valuable clinical tools. Theoretically grounded, the book describes a sequence of graded interventions geared to the patient's stage of recovery. Further, the therapeutic techniques are sufficiently flexible to accommodate the varying needs, deficits, and preferences of patients with this infinitely complex and heterogeneous disorder. This is an excellent text that will be immediately useful to large numbers of clinicians."--Wayne S. Fenton, MD

"A landmark contribution. Developed out of years of experience in the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as painstaking psychosocial intervention research, personal therapy is an integrated approach to helping people learn how to manage their mental illness and reenter the community. This practical guide provides clinicians with the knowledge they need to engage clients with schizophrenia, identify individual goals critical to the mastery of their illness, and track progress towards these goals. It belongs on the shelf of every clinician involved in providing psychological treatment for schizophrenia."--Kim T. Mueser, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School


"Hogarty and his collaborators have created a body of knowledge that is unsurpassed by any other group, and he is uniquely qualified to describe the state of the art in psychotherapy for schizophrenia sufferers....this text is a readable, clear, and relatively unbiased introduction to the necessary basic information. For those who plan to practise psychotherapy, other psychological therapy, or counselling, the book introduces a wide variety of possible interventions and, as do most therapists, readers will choose those that best suit their own style and view of the illness."--The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

"Dr. Hogarty has offered one of the most comprehensive primers, to date, for individualized treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. In this step-by-step clinical roadmap for personal therapy (PT), it being the first evidence-based psychotherapy for these serious mental disorders, he elucidates how these patients manifest a wealth of opportunities for success....This book should be recommended to all clinicians who work with these patients, as it illustrates a model that emphasizes empowerment."--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

"...a definitive work on the psychosocial therapy of schizophrenia and a very welcome addition to a field wherein much nebulousness exists....The book is highly recommended to clinicians working with and for persons with schizophrenia, to educators developing curricula for the training of such clinicians and to clinical researchers interested in the application of psychosocial treatment paradigms to reducing dysfunction and disability from chronic mental illness."--Psychological Medicine

"I recommend this book for anyone who works with patients having schizophrenia and similar disorders. It can be used to assist the practitioner in setting up such a program, or as simply a set of insights and techniques to support such patients even if one cannot put an entire treatment program into place."--Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

"He intended this volume to serve the dual purposes of a textbook and a practical therapeutic manual, and he has admirably met this objective....Hogarty has the unique ability to communicate complex concepts and intellectually provocative insights in a conversational and inviting style that is accessible to multidisciplinary practitioners across types and levels of expertise. His work represents a landmark advance in our understanding of the interplay between biological, psychological, and social perspectives in the pursuit of patients' recovery. His thorough scientific analysis is compelling, and his therapeutic manual is creative, exciting to read, and highly instructive....an invaluable resource for all mental health practitioners and graduate-level trainees who are inspired by evidence-based practice in mental health and the vision of recovery and rehabilitation of people with severe mental illness."--Psychiatric Services
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