Beyond Medication: Therapeutic Engagement and the Recovery from Psychosis

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I am the co-editor, along with David Garfield, M.D., of this volume, published Fall, 2008 by Routledge in the United Kingdom.  I also have a chapter in the book: “Doing the Impossible Work in Impossible Places.”  The book is oriented primarily, though not solely, for therapists and other clinicians who wish to work psychodynamically, and without medication, with people labeled with psychosis.

”This superbly executed work is as courageous as it is timely. At last psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy is being recommended and justified for the treatment of psychotic patients – over and above – and often instead of – psychopharmacology! This work is recommended for all mental health workers but particularly for psychiatric residents and psychologists in training.”

James Grotstein, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA


Click here for information on purchasing “Beyond Medication.”

7 thoughts on “Beyond Medication: Therapeutic Engagement and the Recovery from Psychosis

  1. loved your initial video “why I quit therapy”, actually encouraged me to go into the field more knowing there are like minded people with good logic out there. very good insight into the practice side that schools like the one im currently in take your money and dont warn you of anything at all.

  2. Hi Daniel,
    My son is 20 yrs old and was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 14 yrs old. His current meds keep his positive symptoms mostly suppressed but does not do much for his negative symptoms. I’m a single mom and other than myself he doesn’t really interact with anyone. He withdrew from all of his previous friends and his high school years were spent alone. It’s so heartbreaking to watch and my biggest fear is he will have no one to rely on when I’m gone because he totally isolates himself. Thanks for listening.

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