A flexible and integrated approach to family interventions
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A flexible and integrated approach to family interventions

Rob Allison Mental health lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York
Ged Bergin Community mental health nurse, Community recovery team, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Rob Allison and Ged Bergin highlight the benefits of adapting interactional models of behaviour to assist families dealing with psychosis

This article focuses on a case study of family interventions using a co-working model, and showing a flexible, integrative approach to helping families experiencing psychosis. The authors emphasise use of cognitive behaviour and cognitive interactional models to consider the appraisals and interactional processes relating to family distress. By formulating their difficulties and mapping typical scenarios, the family reappraised thoughts and responses to reconsider more useful, alternative approaches.

Mental Health Practice. 16, 8, 18-23. doi: 10.7748/mhp2013.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Accepted: 20 July 2012