"This book successfully illustrates how recent developments in cognitive therapy for psychosis, risk management and behavioural approaches can be integrated into a whole team treatment framework in services for people with complex and challenging mental health and behavioural needs. An excellent clinical resource for all professionals working with this client group." - Suzanne Jolley, Clinical Psychologist, King's College London, UK
"As a student with little clinical experience, I found the authors' approach engaging. They provide clear and concise definitions of every assessment and the use of therapy in the clinical field, which I found very helpful. They also provide an integrative approach, clearly showing the differences of assessments used in practice. The interesting thing is the use of illustrative examples: case studies which make the approach come to life...I found this book exceptional" - Heather Brobbey, Journal of Mental Health, August 2011
"The Shared Assessment, Formulation, and Education (SAFE) approach presented by Meaden and Hacker offers a system for providing comprehensive, cognitive-behavioral treatment for RPBs at all levels of the health care environment. Rather than present a brand new treatment, their book presents a much-needed system for implementing exisitng cogntive-behavioral interventions in settings that provide treatment to people with psychotic disorders." - Patrick L. Kerr, PsyCritiques, Volume 57, Issue 7, February 2012
About the Author
Alan Meaden is a Consultant Specialist Clinical Psychologist for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust who specialises in working with those most affected by psychosis. He is an active researcher, most notably in the area of cognitive therapy for command hallucinations, and has other research interests in engagement and staff factors.
David Hacker is a Principal Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology at University Hospital Birmingham Regional Neuroscience Centre. He is experienced in working clinically with psychosis, is an active researcher and a Cochrane reviewer. He has additional expertise in working with a range of forensic populations and has undertaken post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology, which is now his area of speciality.