Course curriculum

    1. Angus, C. C. (2000). Chapter 1- Traditional and current views on psychosis

    2. Atwood, G. E., Orange, D. M., & Stolorow, R. D. (2002). Shattered WorldsPsychotic States A Post-Cartesian View of the Experience of Personal Annihilation. American Psychological Association, 19(2), 281-306.

    3. Bentall, R. P. (2014). The search for elusive structure- A promiscuous realist case for researching specific psychotic experiences such as hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(4), 198–201.

    4. Bola, J. R., & Mosher, L. R. (2003). Treatment of acute psychosis without neuroleptics- Two-year outcomes from the Soteria project. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191(4), 219–229.

    5. Bootzin, R. R., & Acocella, J.R. (1988). The Mood Disorders (Chapter 10). In Bootzin, R.R. & Acocella, J.R. Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives. (5th ed). Random House.

    6. Bozarth, J. D. (2000). The specificity myth- The fallacious premise of mental health treatment.

    7. Bradford, G. K. (2012). On the question of sanity- Buddhist and existential perspectives. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 44(2), 224–239.

    8. Cornwall, M. (2012). Remembering a medication-free madness sanctuary. Mad in America.

    9. Daniels. R. D. Laing; Summary of important concepts.

    10. Davis, L. J. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Insanity - A Psychiatric Handbook Lists a Madness for Everyone. www.ect.org/tattler/dsm.html

    11. Falloon, I. R. H., & Shanahan, W.J. (1990). Community Management of Schizophrenia. British Journal of Hospital medicine, 43, 62-66.

    12. Frances, A. (2013). Saving normal- An insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, big pharma and the medicalization of ordinary life. Psychotherapy in Australia, 19(3), 14–18.

    13. Frances, A. J., Widiger, T. A., & Sabshin, M. (1991). Chapter 1 Psychiatric diagnosis and normality. In The diversity of normal behaviour, (pp. 3-31).

    14. Freeman, H. The psychiatric flow chart.

    15. Frese, F. J. (1993). Coping with schizophrenia. Innovations & Research, 2(3), 1–14

    16. Hari, J. (2018). Is everything you think you know about depression wrong_ The Guardian.

    17. Hari, J. (2019). This could be why you’re depressed or anxious. Ted Summit 2019. https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_this_could_be_why_you_re_depressed_or_anxious

    18. Hobbs, M. (1984). Crisis intervention in Theory and Practice A Selective Review. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 57, 23-34.

    19. Inderbitzen, L. B. (1990). The Treatment Alliance. In levy, S. & ninan, P. (eds), Schizophrenia Treatment of Acute Psychotic Episodes. American Psychiatric Press.

    20. Integrating Psychopharmacology with Other Methods of Treatment and Intervention. Part 1: Exploring Some Concepts. and Part 11: Concepts That are More Practical.

    21. Iodice, J. A., Malouff, J. M., & Schutte, N. S. (2021). The association between gratitude and depression A meta-analysis. International Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 4(1), 1-12.

    22. Kiehn, B., & Swales, M. (2007). An overview ofdialectical behaviour therapy in the treatment ofborderline personality disorder. https://www.priory.com/dbt.htm.

    23. Kirsch, I. (2014). Antidepressants and the placebo effect. Zeitschrift Fur Psychologie, 222(3), 128134.

    24. Kriss, S. (2013). Book of lamentations. Psychotherapy in Australia, 20(1), 52–54.

    25. Lac, V. (2016). Amy’s story: An existential-integrative equine-facilitated psychotherapy approach to anorexia nervosa. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57(3), 301–312.

    26. Lazarus, A. Multimodal therapy: A primer. ZurInstitute. https://www.zurinstitute.com/multimodal-therapy.

    27. Levine, B. (2012). Anti-authoritarians andschizophrenia: Do rebels who defy treatment dobetter? Mad in America. https://www.madinamerica.com/2012/05/anti-authoritarians-and-schizophrenia-do-rebels-who-defy-treatment-do-better.

    28. Lilienfeld, S. O., Sauvigne, K. C., Lynn, S. J., Cautin, R. L., Latzman, R. D., & Waldman, I. D. (2015). Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid

    29. Ludwig, A., & Farrelly, F. (1967). The weapons of insanity. The American Journal Of Psychotherapy, 21(4), 1-7.

    30. Maibaum, M. (1992). A Lewinian Taxonomy of Psychiatric Disorders. Presentation at the Fifth International Kurk Lewin Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

    31. McFarlane, W. R., Stastny, P., & Deakins, S. (1992). Family Aided Assertive Community Treatment.

    32. Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan. (2017). After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, research team concludes it has many. Science Daily.

    33. Moore, T. (1992). Chapter 7 Gifts of depression. In Care of the soul (pp. 137-153). HarperCollins.

    34. Mosher, L. R. (1999). Soteria and other alternatives to acute psychiatric hospitalization- A personal and professional review. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 187(3), 142–149.

    35. O'Hagan, S. (2012). Kingsley Hall- RD Laing's experiment in anti-psychiatry. The Guardian.

    36. Pittenger, J. (1995). A brief report of a psychodiagnostic system for mental health clinic patients Diagnosis by parking. Uni of Arkansas, Little Rock.

    37. Reed, A. (1998). Manufacturing a human drama from a psychiatric crisis- crisis intervention, family therapy and the work of R. D. Scott. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5, 387–392.

    38. Scott, R. D. (1973). The Treatment Barrier Part 1. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 46(45), 45-55.

    39. Seikkula, J. (2011). Becoming dialogical- Psychotherapy or a way of life_ The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 32(3), 179–193.

    40. Slade, P., & Bentall, R. (1989). Psychological Treatments for Negative Symptoms. British Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 133-135.

    41. Sparks, J. A., Duncan, B. L., & Miller, S. D. (2006). Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy- Myths and the missing link. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 17(3-4), 83–108.

    42. Stanley, G. (2000). Book review of Trials of the Visionary Mind, John Wier Perry. Emergence, Summer.

    43. Szasz, T. S. (1960). The myth of mental illness. American Psychologist, 15, 113–118.

    44. Various charts and tables

    45. Watters, E. (2010). The americanisation of mentalillness. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/magazine/10psyche-t.html

    46. Wehrenberg, M. (2012). Four faces of depression. Psychotherapy in Australia, 18(4), 14–19.

    47. Zur, O., & Nordmarken, N. DSM-5- Diagnosing for status and money. Dr. Ofer Zur.

    1. Angermann, K. (1998). Gestalt therapy for eating disorders An illustration. The Gestalt Journal, 21(1), 18-46.

    2. Arnfred, S. M. H. (2012). Gestalt therapy for patients with schizophrenia- A brief review. Gestalt Review, 16(1), 53-68.

    3. Brownell, P., & Fleming, K. (2005). Gestalt therapy in community mental health. In A. L. Woldt & S. M. Toman (Eds.), Gestalt therapy- History, theory, and practice (pp. 1–20). Sage Publications.

    4. Burley, T., Barrera, K., Kuehfuss, K., Grattan, K., Sickler, J., & Beck, H. (2015). _Schizophrenia_ part II- A Gestalt analysis and critique of neurobiological variables. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 32-45, 8-9.

    5. Burley, T., Barrera, K., Kuehfuss, K., Grattan, K., Sickler, J., & Beck, H. (2015). _Schizophrenia_ part III- A Gestalt analysis and critique of cultural and familial variables. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 46-64, 8-9.

    6. Burley, T., Kuehfuss, K., Barrera, K., Grattan, J., Sickler, J., Beck, H., & Goldsmith, S. (2015). _Schizophrenia_ Part 1- A Gestalt analysis and critique of genetic variables. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 10-31, 8-9.

    7. Burley, T., Stinnett, R., Goldsmith, S., Barrera, K., & Dobson, L. (2015). _Schizophrenia_ part IV- A Gestalt conceptualizatoin for treating the schizophrenic patient. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 65-89, 8-9.

    8. Chew-Helbig, N. (2018). Integrating Kernbergs Model of Personality Organization with Gestalt Therapy. Available httpsnikhelbig.atintegrating-kernbergs-model-of-personality-organization-with-gestalt-therapy [Accessed 28.07.22]

    9. Conte, V. (2010). The borderline patient An insistent, anguished demand for clarit. Interview to Valeria Conte ed. by Rosa Grazia Romano. GTK Journal of Psychotherapy, 1, 63-77.

    10. de la Motte, L. (2015). Meeting in absence- An integrative Gestalt approach to depressive experiences.

    11. Delisle, G. (1991). A Gestalt perspective of personality disorders. The British Gestalt Journal, 1, 42-50.

    12. Denham-Vaughan, S. (2005). Brief gestalt therapy (BGT) for clients with Bulimia. British Gestalt Journal, vol. 14, No 2, 128-134

    13. Dobson, L. A., Burley, T., Cook, W., & Haerich, P. (2015). _Schizophrenia_ part V- A Gestalt conceptualization for treating the schizophrenic patient. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 90-101, 8-9.

    14. Ebel, J. Deconstructing diagnosis.

    15. Francesetti, G. (2015). From individual symptoms to psychopathological fields. Towards a field perspective on clinical human suffering. British Gestalt Journal, 24(1), 5–19.

    16. Francesetti, G. Suspended from shaky scaffolding, we secure ourselves with our fixations. A phenomenological and Gestalt exploration of obsessive-compulsive disorder. British Gestalt Journal, 26(2), 5-20.

    17. Francesetti, G., Alcaro, A., & Settanni, M. (2020). Panic disorder attack of fear or acute attack of solitude_ Research in Psychotherapy Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 23, 77-87.

    18. Fuhr, R., Sreckovic, M., & Gremmler-Furh, M. (2000). Diagnostics in Gestalt therapy. Gestalt Review, 4(3), 237-252.

    19. Gagnon, J.H. (1981). Gestalt therapy with the schizophrenic patient. The Gestalt Journal, 4(1), 28-45.

    20. Greenberg, E. (1989). Healing the borderline. The Gestalt Journal, 12(2), 11-55.

    21. Greenberg, E. (1996). When insight hurts Gestalt therapy and the narcissistically-vulnerable client. The British Gestalt Journal, 5(2), 113-120.

    22. Greenberg, E. (2015). Goals and the borderline client- A Gestalt therapy approach. Gestalt Review, 19(2), 133-143.

    23. Greenberg, E. (2015). Surprise! A new look at the treatment of schizophrenia from a Gestalt therapy perspective. Gestalt Review, 19(1), 2-7.

    24. Greenberg, E. (2019). 10 stages in the treatment of narcissistic disorders. Psychology Today.

    25. Harris, C. (1992). Chapter 9 Gestalt Work with Psychotics. In E.C. Nevis (ed) Gestalt Therapy Perspectives and Applications. Pp. 239-261. GIC Press.

    26. Jacobs, L. (2015). Gestalt therapy in clinical practice- From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact. Gestalt Review, 19(2), 169-171.

    27. Lebelle, L. (2004). Personality Disorders and Gestalt with Personality Disorders.

    28. Melnick, J. & Nevis, S. M. (1992). Chapter 2 Diagnosis The Struggle for a Meaningful Paradigm. . In E.C. Nevis (ed) Gestalt Therapy Perspectives and Applications, (pp. 57-77). GIC Press.

    29. Melnick, J., & Nevis, S. (1997). Diagnosing in the here and now The experience cycle and DSM-IV. British Gestalt Journal, 6(2), 97-106.

    30. Plummer, D. L. (1997). A Gestalt therapy approach to culturally responsive mental health treatment. Gestalt Review, 1(3), 190-204.

    31. Roubal, J., Francesetti, G., & Gecele, M. (2017). Aesthetic diagnosis in Gestalt therapy. Behavioral Sciences, 7(4), 113.

    32. Serok, S. (1982). Gestalt group therapy with psychotic patients. The Gestalt Journal, 5(2), 45-55.

    33. Shub, N. F. (2002). Revising the treatment of anxiety. Gestalt Review, 6(2), 35-147.

    34. Spagnuolo Lobb, M. (2002). A Gestalt therapy model for addressing psychosis. British Gestalt Journal, 11(1), 5-15.

    35. Staemmler, F. (1997). Cultivated Uncertainty An Attitude for Gestalt Therapists. Bristish Gestalt Journal, 6(1), 40-48.

    36. Stratford, C. D., & Brallier, L. W. (1979). Gestalt therapy with profoundly disturbed persons. The Gestalt Journal, 2(1), 90-103.

    37. Tyson, G. M., & Range, L. M. Depression A comparison between Gestalt and other views. The Gesalt Journal, 4(1), 57-64.

    38. van Baalen, D. (2010). Gestalt therapy and bipolar disorder. Gestalt Review, 14(1), 71-88.

    39. Williams, L. (2010). Making contact with the self-injurious adolescent- Borderline personality disorder, Gestalt therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy interventions. Gestalt Review, 14(3), 250-274.

    1. A recovering patient. (1986). Can We Talk_' The schizophrenic patient in psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 143(1), 68-70.

    2. All Within the Mind. Minimum data set (MDS) questionnaire. httpsallwithinthemind.co.ukwp-contentuploads201610MDS-questionnaire.pdf.

    3. American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, & National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. (2003). Learning from each other- Success stories and ideas for reducing restraint_seclusion in behavioral health.

    4. Bebbington, P. (1985). Three cognitive theories of depression. Biological Medicine, 15, 759-769.

    5. Bentall, R. (2003). Power to the patients!. New Scientist.

    6. Caplan, P. J. (2004). Premenstrual mental illness- The truth about Sarafem.

    7. Caplan, P. J., & Cosgrove, L. (2004). Is this really necessary_ In Bias in psychiatric diagnosis (pp. 1–15). Jason Aronson.

    8. Carpenter, W. T., McGlashan, T. H., & Strauss, J. S. (1977). The treatment of acute schizophrenia without drugs- An investigation of some current assumptions. American Journal of Psychiatry, 134(1), 14–20.

    9. Frese, F.J. (2004). Twelve aspects of coping for persons with schizophrenia. httpau.geocities.comneville222frese1

    10. Greenberg, G. (2019). Psychiatry's incurable hubris. The Atlantic.

    11. Harding, C. et al. (1987). Chronicity in Schizophrenia Fact, Partial Fact, or Artifact_ Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 38(5).

    12. Hernandez, T. J., & Seem, S. R. (2001). Ethical diagnosis- Teaching strategies for gender and cultural sensitivity.

    13. International Society for Study of Dissociation. (2005). Guidelines for treating dissociative identity disorder in adults (2005). Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 6(4), 69–149.

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    15. Kaplan, H., and Saddock, B. (1991). Synopsis of Psychiatry. Tables, Psychiatric Emergencies, History of Psychiatry. Williams and Wilkin.

    16. Longden, E. (2013). The voices in my head. TED.

    17. Lynch, T. R., Salsman, N., Linehan, M. M., & Trost, W. T. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 3(1), 181–205.

    18. Malcolm, L. (2016). A cultural history of insanity. All in the Mind. ABC Radio National.

    19. Martens, W. H. J. (2005). Shame and narcissism Therapeutic relevance of conflicting dimensions of excessive self esteem, pride, and pathalogical vulnerable self. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 8(2), 10-17.

    20. Paris, J. (2013). The intelligent clinician's guide to the DSM-5. Psychotherapy in Australia, 19(3), 58–65.

    21. Philipsen, A., et al. (2007). Structured group psychotherapy in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-Results of an open multicentre study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(12), 1013-1019.

    22. Schizophrenia- An overview.

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    1. Klein S. (2018). Hidden figures a somatic and relational approach to healing OCD. British Gestalt Journal Vol. 27, No.1, 3139

    2. Larsen, S. U. (2014). Phenomenology Schizophrenia and Gestalt therapy Is Gestalt therapy a relevant treatment for schizophrenia_ University of Copenhagen.

    3. Leichtman, R., & Toman, S. (2017). Men making meaning of eating disorders- A qualitative study. Gestalt Review, 21(1), 23-43.

    4. Mackintosh, P. (2014). Attentional scope and mental illness. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1217

    5. Roos, S. (2001). Theory development Chronic sorrow and the Gestalt construct of closure. Gestalt Review, 5(4), 289-310.

    6. Roubal, J. (2007). Depression - A Gestalt Theoretical Perspective. British Gestalt Journal, 16, 1, p. 35-43

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    1. Video lecture on Psychopathology and Mental Health - Part 1

    2. Video lecture on Psychopathology and Mental Health - Part 2

    1. 20. Psychopathology • Assessment 78 • Report - Insurance company report

    2. 20. Psychopathology • Assessment 79 • Test - Psychopathology

    3. 20. Psychopathology • Assessment 80 • Concept Map

    4. 20. Psychopathology • Assessment 81 • Reflection Form

    5. 20. Psychopathology • Assessment 82 • Core Readings - Focus summaries / concept maps

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