Families of Schizophrenic Patients: Cognitive Behavioural Intervention

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Nelson Thornes, May 15, 1992 - Cognitive therapy - 263 pages
Using a cognitive behavioural framework, this study describes methods of assessing and intervening with the families of schizophrenics. The interventions detailed are those used in the Salford Family Intervention Study, which resulted in decreased relapse rates and better social functioning of patients. The methods include educating the family about the illness, reducing stress in family members, and helping families to promote the well-being of the patient.
 

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Contents

Developments in the Understanding and Management
3
Family Environments
17
Family Intervention Studies
32
Interventions and the Initial Assessment of Relatives
49
Education
74
Stress Management and Coping Responses
84
A Constructional Approach to Problems
119
Issues of Engaging and Maintaining the Family
136
Working Within Service Organizations
174
Relative Assessment Interview RAI
185
Family Questionnaire FQ
195
Personal Functioning Scale PFS
208
Knowledge About Schizophrenia Interview KASI
215
Information About Schizophrenia for Friends
227
Guidelines for Evaluating Relatives Beliefs
237
References
247

The Problems of Violence and Suicide Risk
146
Other Psychological Methods Useful in
159

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