chapter  5
The process of recovery and the implications for working with psychosis: Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor
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In this chapter we intend to explore the process of recovery both as a concept and as practice. In the ®rst part of this chapter we will focus on recovery in general terms and in the second section on recovery where there is psychosis. During the last few years both of us have come to understand that recovery from mental health problems is not as complex as many of us thought it might be. Coleman (2003) in a speech to the Building Bridges Conference in Wanganui, New Zealand argued: `We have an amazing capacity within mental health to make simple things complex, this is especially true when we talk about the recovery process'. He concluded: `Consumers do want treatment but the proviso is simple: they want treatment that works'.