Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

by Alan S. Bellack, Kim T. Mueser, Susan Gingerich, Julie Agresta
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572301775

ISBN-13: 9781572301771

Pub. Date: 06/20/1997

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Designed to facilitate group work in a range of settings, this book presents an empirically tested format and ready-made curricula for teaching essential social skills to schizophrenia clients. Part I provides a detailed overview of principles and methods. Chapters take readers step-by-step through assessing existing skills, introducing new skills, and maintaining…  See more details below

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Designed to facilitate group work in a range of settings, this book presents an empirically tested format and ready-made curricula for teaching essential social skills to schizophrenia clients. Part I provides a detailed overview of principles and methods. Chapters take readers step-by-step through assessing existing skills, introducing new skills, and maintaining and consolidating gains. Troubleshooting tips are included for managing common problems with highly symptomatic and highly functioning clients, and the authors show how techniques can be tailored to meet clients' individual needs. Part II comprises 48 clearly written and up-to-date skill sheets. Each sheet--essentially a complete lesson plan in itself--explains the rationale for the specific skill at hand, breaks the skill down into three or four smaller steps, suggests role-play scenarios, and alerts clinicians to special considerations. Appendices include concise guidelines for orienting group leaders and members and conducting group sessions effectively, as well as sample assessment forms and other useful materials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572301771
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/20/1997
Series:
Treatment Manuals For Practitioners Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents


I. Principles, Format, and Techniques for Social Skills Training of Clients with Schizophrenia
1. Schizophrenia and Social Skills
2. Assessment of Social Skills
3. Techniques for Introducing Social Skills
4. Techniques for Consolidating Social Skills
5. Starting a Skills Group
6. Using Curricula for Social Skills Training Groups
7. Tailoring Skills for Individual Needs
8. Troubleshooting I: Common Problems and Problems with Highly Symptomatic Clients
9. Troubleshooting II: Problems with High-Functioning Clients and Dually Diagnosed Clients
10. Reducing Relapse by Creating a Supportive Environment
II. Steps for Teaching 48 Specific Social Skills: Curricular Skill Sheets
Introduction
*Conversation Skills
*Conflict Management Skills
*Assertiveness Skills
*Community Living Skills
*Friendship and Dating Skills
*Medication Management Skills
*Vocational/Work Skills
Epilogue: Tips For Effective Social Skills Training
Appendix A: Materials Useful to Group Leaders
Appendix B: Materials Related to Assessment

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