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(p. 103) Psychosocial Treatments for Early Psychosis 

(p. 103) Psychosocial Treatments for Early Psychosis
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(p. 103) Psychosocial Treatments for Early Psychosis
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Beth Broussard

, and Michael T. Compton

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920685.003.0008
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date: 30 July 2021

This chapter discusses the importance of psychosocial treatments for psychosis. The recovery process focuses as much on resuming school, work, relationships, and recreation/leisure activities as it does on treating symptoms. The purpose of psychosocial treatments is to help young people with psychosis overcome common challenges in these areas and resume a full life. Group therapy can help young people to feel less alone and give them a chance to talk to others who are going through similar difficulties and discover what’s working for them. Family interventions help families to cope with stress, improve their social supports, and reduce the effects of stigma. Supported employment aims to move young people toward successful paid employment. Social skills training focuses on teaching people how to approach and navigate personal and professional social situations through a combination of learning new techniques and practicing these skills in various settings.

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