Authors: Simon Bridge, QLD
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Roads to Recovery
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Working with people with schizophrenia can have moments of success but at times be chaotic and stagnant. Using the ideas of Michael’s narrative therapy, for the last 15 years I have been using a visual model of the road to recovery to give my work direction. Over the years, it has been modified by feedback from clients and by working in different contexts, including Indigenous health. It is heavily influenced by the better outcomes of the developing world. The impact of the culture in which recovery takes place has a huge impact on outcome. Issues such as community involvement in the recovery process and both the availability of work and the necessity of work are intrinsic to better results. It makes an effort to move away from psychobabble and attempts to put problems into areas in which consumers already have expertise. Background notes for service providers can be found on the website www.kirinaran.com , along with the pamphlet
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