Chapter 22. Dual Diagnosis: Interventions with Carers

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. D. Manley and
  2. L.M. Rayner

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch22

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Manley, D. and Rayner, L.M. (2006) Dual Diagnosis: Interventions with Carers, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953



  • psychotic disorders;
  • mental illness;
  • family intervention;
  • behavioural therapy;
  • distress


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Burden and the Family

  • Confidentiality

  • Background to Family Intervention

  • Family Intervention: what is it?

  • Which Families are Suitable for Structured Therapeutic Approaches?

  • Getting Started - Engagement

  • Working in Pairs

  • Assessment of Families

  • The Meetings

  • Psycho-Education

  • Problem Solving

  • Family/Carer Support

  • Structure and Flexibility

  • Conclusion

  • References