Schizophrenia Annotated Bibliography

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This article was downloaded by: [Brought to you by Unisa Library] On: 04 June 2015, At: 10:49 Publisher: Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: Positive living: A pilot study of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia a b c a Piper S. Meyer , David P. Johnson , Acacia Parks , Colin Iwanski & David L. Penn a Department of Psychology , University of North Carolina…show more content…
7, No. 3, May 2012, 239–248 Positive living: A pilot study of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia Piper S. Meyera*, David P. Johnsonb, Acacia Parksc, Colin Iwanskia and David L. Penna a Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; bGuam Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Honolulu, HI, USA; cDepartment of Psychology, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, USA Downloaded by [Brought to you by Unisa Library] at 10:49 04 June 2015 (Received 16 May 2011; final version received 14 March 2012) Positive psychology interventions target positive emotions in order to increase happiness, engagement in life, and well being while also ameliorating the impact of symptoms on a person’s life. We examined an adapted version of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia (Positive Living (PL)) in a pilot study. Sixteen participants were recruited to participate in two separate PL groups and were assessed at baseline, post-intervention and at 3-month follow-up. We examined feasibility of this intervention in addition to…show more content…
Future studies need to be done with a larger sample and a control group to confirm these findings. Acknowledgments We would like to thank research assistants Joshua Davis and Brittany Carbaugh who helped make this study possible through their hard work and dedication. In addition, we appreciate Laura McDaniel who co-facilitated one of the groups and the UNC STEP and OASIS clinics and who referred people to the study, as well as the Directors of these clinics, Bebe Smith, MSW and Sylvia Saade, PhD. References Bellack, A.S. (2006). Scientific and consumer models of recovery in schizophrenia: Concordance, contrasts, and implications. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32, 432–442. Birchwood, M., Smith, J., Cochrane, R., & Wetton, S. (1990). The social functioning scale: The development and validation of a new scale of social adjustment for use in family intervention programmes with schizophrenic patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 853–859. Brown, K.W., & Ryan, R.M. (2003). The benefits of

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