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Practice-based evidence working relationally with people experiencing severe mental distress including those with diagnoses of personality disorders and psychosis and challenging behaviours including substance use, self-harm and suicidal preoccupation
April 2017 - present
Community Housing and Therapy
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe research into attachment styles of rough sleepers and considersthe implications for practice. Design/methodology/approach The research was structured interviews with a cohort of rough sleepers analysed through evidence-based techniques, and the implications were drawn out with reference to current b...
I discuss how individual psychotherapy is 'intercultural' between the therapeutic dyad and intercultural and 'intracultural' for the client or patient; then I go on to think about whether all good psychotherapy is, or should see itself as, intercultural rather than assume similarity of experience when superficially the culture is the same.
The book takes an in-depth look at the psychological and social processes involved in social exclusion and their link to experiences of compound trauma; it also looks at the psychological and social processes of recovery. There is then a section on practice with examples of psychosocial, psychologically informed and psychotherapeutic interventions...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to consider evidence for the effectiveness of the psychologically informed environments (PIEs) approach to working with homeless people in the five years since the national guidance was published. Design/methodology/approach The author reviewed the intended outcomes of the original guidance and then looked at...
Social exclusion is a process that is done to people. It impacts on both their internal and external worlds. psychological therapy work with excluded individuals needs to focus on the interaction between the inner and external worlds, not just the inner world.
Social exclsuion is a process that is done to people, and it is related to the processes which trigger or generate poor mental health; social exclusion and poor mental health are entwined because of similar aetilogical processes.
Chronic homelessness and multiple morbidities are associated with histories of complex trauma; recovery is associated with the development of personal and social relationships. Relationship focused interventions are as important as housing in resolving long-term homelessness
The purpose of this paper is to help providers and commissioners develop or remodel services in order to address identified emotional and psychological issues amongst rough sleepers and young homeless people.
Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the association between homelessness and poor health, both physical and mental. A pilot project run by St Mungo's suggests that adding clinical mental health interventions, notably psychotherapy, makes existing social care interventions several times more effective, enables deeper recovery, and frees people to...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe an example of a practical evidence‐based approach to improvement in the current climate of funding cuts. Design/methodology/approach The paper describes synthesizing insights from leadership, change management and psychodynamic theory to inform a practical change programme to develop services that m...