Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons
Peter Breggin and E. Mark Stern, Editors

Cloth published 1996 by Haworth Press, Inc.

“Makes a critical contribution by offering humanistic and caring alternatives for people who have long-standing histories of oppression and maltreatment.”  Fred Bemak , Ph.D., Chairperson for the Department of Counseling and Human Services, The Johns Hopkins University


"A humanist approach to treating 'psychotic' patients focusing on psychological and social therapeutic techniques rooted in the contributors' own practices working with deeply disturbed individuals. The 11 essays discuss contrasting therapeutic approaches, schizophrenic realities and modes of being, hallucinations and terror, communities for psychotic persons, illustrative therapy with schizophrenics, co-counseling, and working with the families of schizophrenic patients...." SciTech Book News, November 1996 


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