Reaching Out: The Psychology of Assertive Outreach

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"Assertive outreach services have provided an overdue milieu for the development and creative delivery of psychological approaches to meeting the needs of people who experience severe and enduring mental distress. Caroline Cupitt and her colleagues have reflected upon their extensive experience of assertive outreach to capture the broad impact of these approaches from a range of stakeholder perspectives, whilst drawing upon a spectrum of psychological/therapeutic orientations."

Author Biography

Caroline Cupitt is a consultant clinical psychologist with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust specialising in assertive outreach. She has worked in assertive outreach since 1996, in both statutory and non-statutory settings, and is particularly interested in fostering psychological approaches

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Taking a psychological approachp. 13
Psychological processes in engagementp. 15
The Whole Team Approach: containment or chaos?p. 43
Making assessment and outcomes meaningfulp. 64
Team Case Formulationp. 95
Staff stress and burnoutp. 119
Applying models of psychological therapyp. 143
A psychodynamic perspectivep. 145
Family and systemic workp. 163
Cognitive Behaviour Therapyp. 186
Community psychologyp. 207
Ethics and professional issues: the universal and the particularp. 229
Conclusionsp. 248
Indexp. 251
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