Chapter 31. Principles of Social Intervention

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Richard Warner

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch31

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Warner, R. (2010) Principles of Social Intervention, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch31

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado and Colorado Recovery, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214



  • social intervention principles;
  • social interventions, primarily biophysical or psychological in nature;
  • psychological interventions, individually oriented forms of psychotherapy;
  • principles of social interventions in psychiatry;
  • institutional confinement and therapeutic nihilism - dominating care of mentally ill;
  • mental hygiene movement;
  • Northern European social psychiatry revolution;
  • social firms, or affirmative businesses in North America - businesses created with dual mission;
  • multidisciplinary, flexible and empowering services;
  • value of work - promoting recovery from schizophrenia and other psychoses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Precedents

  • Modern Rehabilitation Models

  • Recovery Model

  • Principles

  • Knowledge of Biological, Psychological, Social and Political–Economic Factors

  • References