'The editors must be congratulated for bringing together contributions from a wide range of interests. The book provides a rich array of new knowledge and perspectives with everything from a hard science approach to personal perspectives as exemplified by application of personal construct psychology. I can certainly recommend the book wholeheartedly to psychologists working with the seriously mentally ill and to those speech and language therapists employed in mental health services. This book represents another valuable perspective for understanding and treating mental health problems. I hope that the information collected in this work finds its way to those, like myself, who may be ignorant of the value of such an approach.'
- Psychiatric Care
'This book should be read by every psychiatrist, psychologist and speech and language therapist, regardless of specialisation. Many chapters will also be of direct interest to other health care workers, particularly those involved in multi-disciplinary teams.'
- Therapeutic Communities
'This is an extremely broad remit, yet it has been achieved successfully in a very readable fashion. I do indeed feel that this is a truly groundbreaking and exciting publication. The information it contains will benefit not only SLTs working in the field of mental health but also those in the mental health team who wish to understand our role and learn more about their clients' communication. It is an excellent publication which is well worth buying or borrowing.'
'The book does succeed in giving a perspective on the skills of speech and language therapists and the useful contribution they could make as members of a multidisciplinary team.'
- Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Communication and the Mentally Ill Patient is a groundbreaking work which examines issues of communication and speech in schizophrenic patients and constitutes the first collaboration between psychiatrists, linguists, psychologists and speech and language therapists. The contributors, both practitioners and academics, demonstrate the need for closer ties between the disciplines and the central role that language and communication play in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the mentally ill. Communication and the Mentally Ill Patient will stimulate much discussion across the fields and is valuable reading for professionals, academics and students in these subject areas.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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About the Author
Jenny France was a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Broadmoor Hospital. Niki Muir is a freelance specialist Speech and Language Therapist specialising in consultancy and training in all aspects of mental health.
Table of Contents
Introduction: About communication and the mentally ill patient. 1. The Symptoms of schizophrenia reflect disorders of communication, Christopher Frith. 2. Intention, attention and deviant schizophrenic speech, Elaine Chaika, 3. What can language tell us about thought disorder? Philip Thomas. 4. The language disorder and auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic patients, Sarah Kramer. 5. 'By our frames are we hung': Clinicians' descriptions of interviews, Philip Thomas, William Fraser, Joseph Joyce and Martin Duckworth. 6.Schizophrenia as a disorder of the human capacity for language, Tim Crow and D.J. Done. 7. Cambridge language and speech project: Preliminary findings on language and behaviour, Carol Stott, V. Burden, J. Forge and I.M. Goodyer. 8. Pervasive developmental disorders, Paul Chesterman. 9. Speech and language therapy and the mentally ill patient, Jenny France and Niki Muir. 10. Conversational skills and schizophrenia: An exploration Irene Walsh. 11. Semantic pragmatic disorder: The role of the speech and language therapist in psychiatry, Niki Muir. 12.Applying personal construct psychology: Communication skills groups for people with mental health problems, Carmel Hayes. 13. Neurolinguistics programming as an experiential constuctivist therapy for semantic pragmatic disorder, Laurie Macdonald. 14. Social networks and their development in the community, David Abrahamson. 15. Conclusion: The Way Forward, Jenny France and Niki Muir.