Meidan Turel, MA, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Israel and Director of psychological services in a public inpatient and outpatient mental health center. Michael Siglag, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working in inpatient civil psychiatric and forensic settings, both in direct service and leadership positions. Alexander Grinshpoon, MD, PhD, MHA, is a specialist in psychiatry and the Director of a public mental health center in Israel, as well as the head of the psychiatry department in the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
In today's world of managed care and psychiatric institutions, one wonders what the role of clinical psychologists is in inpatient settings. This much-needed book answers this question by bringing together a collection of chapters written by international experts with years of inpatient experience. We learn that psychologists bring their special understanding of the unconscious and their ability to navigate interdisciplinary teams and to help assuage the anxiety faced when working with serious mental illness. Psychological treatment, supervision, testing, and team work are all discussed in this book, which I recommend to beginners and experienced clinicians alike. Danielle Knafo, Ph.D., Professor, Long Island University, and author of Living with Terror, Working with Trauma: A Clinician's Handbook This book presents the many ways in which psychologists in inpatient settings serve as leaders in promoting recovery. The focus on developing rich, person-centered formulations and partnering with individuals served makes this text a useful resource for psychologists from all theoretical backgrounds. For the experienced CBT clinician, you'll find familiar concepts of collaboration, empathy, and understanding as they present in the unique context of inpatient care, and you will also see where these approaches overlap in many ways with those of our psychodynamic and attachment-oriented colleagues. This book is written for those like me who have a passion for providing recovery-oriented and formulation-driven treatment. Ellen Inverso, PsyD, co-author of the forthcoming book Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Thoughtful clinical psychologists, from six countries and a multitude of perspectives, offer their reflections and practical suggestions, all based on real experiences, and a clear commitment to humanizing an often dehumanizing setting. This will be invaluable for clinical psychologists all over the world. Professor John Read, University of East London, editor of `Models of Madness'