Examines the application of psychological approaches in assertive outreach - a process which involves forming new relationships and offering hope to people who have been alienated from traditional methods.
Cupitt, Introduction. Part I: Taking a Psychological Approach. Gillespie, Meaden, Psychological Processes in Engagement. Cupitt, Gillham, Law, The Team Approach: Containment or Chaos? Meaden, Making Assessment and Outcomes Meaningful. Whomsley, Team Case Formulation. Gray, Mulligan, Staff Stress and Burnout. Part II: Applying Models of Psychological Therapy. Gillham, Law, Hickey, A Psychodynamic Perspective. Meddings, Gordon, Owen, Family and Systemic Work. Cupitt, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. Meddings, Shaw, Diamond, Community Psychology. Gray, Johanson, Ethics and Professional Issues: The Universal and the Particular. Cupitt, Conclusion.