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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 4.4: SMART Goal Setting

By starting with the goal at the top and working backwards we can avoid the trap of SMART goal setting with it’s insistence on realistic outcomes. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.3: What early signs of relapse might you identify?

Make a list of first signs. These can be around your initial:     Thoughts       Feelings       Behaviours       Perceptions       Interests               What would … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.2: Advance decisions – some legal stuff

An Advance Decision is not an Advance Agreement. People making Advance Decisions do not need workers to agree – they need them to comply. 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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Psychosis recovery day 3.9: What is Expressed Emotion?

In particular, people have poorer outcomes if their spouses or family members are highly critical or overprotective. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 3.8: 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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