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Psychosis recovery day 5.6 Ellis’ 12 beliefs and more thoughts to consider

Albert Ellis, an American psychiatrist and psychotherapist identified 12 beliefs which he described as ‘irrational’ and which he thought led to all emotional problems. He also identified a set of opposite or ‘antithetical’ beliefs which neutralise distressing emotions. This handout, … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.4: Thinking errors

Arbitrary inference Arbitrary inference is making links between two things that don’t necessarily exist. We assume that because one thing is true then something else might also be true. For example – since it is true that John didn’t meet … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.2: Family intervention

There are many forma of family therapy that are designed specifically to help relatives and service-users overcome unhelpful interaction patterns but it would be unrealistic to assume that we could prepare participants for this type of in-depth work in such … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.1: A few techniques

The more control a person can develop over their voices the less troublesome those voices become. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.5: Therapeutic risk-taking

It is possible to assist people with social care needs (complex or otherwise) to develop the quality of their lives and to enhance their coping strategies. In large part this is achieved by assessing and encouraging risk-taking. Without risk, life … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.1: What is a relapse plan?

The ‘relapse plan’ is one way to work collaboratively with the service-user to ensure that what we do in the most difficult situations really is the right approach for that particular individual. Continue reading

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Course design 4: Know your audience

We need to know who the training is aimed at as well as who it’s delivered for. Continue reading

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