Chapter 23. Accepting and Working with Voices: The Maastricht Approach

  1. Andrew Moskowitz3,
  2. Ingo Schäfer4 and
  3. Martin J. Dorahy5
  1. Dirk Corstens1,
  2. Sandra Escher2 and
  3. Marius Romme2

Published Online: 10 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699652.ch23

Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology

Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology

How to Cite

Corstens, D., Escher, S. and Romme, M. (2008) Accepting and Working with Voices: The Maastricht Approach, in Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology (eds A. Moskowitz, I. Schäfer and M. J. Dorahy), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470699652.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Aberdeen, Clinical Department of Mental Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, D-20246 Hamburg, Germany

  3. 5

    Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, 8041, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    RIAGG Maastricht, Parallelweg 45–47, 6221 BD Maastricht, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Dreesch 11 B, 3798 'S Gravenvoeren, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470511732

Online ISBN: 9780470699652

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Keywords:

  • ‘Maastricht’ approach - accepting and making sense of voices;
  • people hearing voices ‘VH’ for ‘voice hearers’;
  • understanding purpose or meaning of voices;
  • Maastricht approach and hearing voices movement;
  • Maastricht hearing voices interview;
  • characteristics of the voices;
  • influence of voices on VH's life;
  • hearing voices and traumatic experiences;
  • events at roots of voice-hearing experience;
  • treatment plan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The history of the Maastricht approach and of the hearing voices movement

  • Relevant research findings

  • Assessment: The Maastricht hearing voices interview

  • Formulation: Making the construct/breaking the code

  • Case vignette: Maureen

  • Making a treatment plan

  • Talking with the voices

  • Recovery

  • Summary

  • References