Chapter 24. A Person Centred Approach to Understanding and Helping People with a Dual Diagnosis

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. R. Bryant-Jefferies

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch24

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Bryant-Jefferies, R. (2006) A Person Centred Approach to Understanding and Helping People with a Dual Diagnosis, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch24

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



  • psychotherapy;
  • healing;
  • therapeutic relationship;
  • depression;
  • prognosis


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Dual Diagnosis?

  • Person Centred Approach to Personality Development

  • Person Centred Approach to Therapy

  • Case Example

  • Pre-Therapy

  • A Person Centred View of Mental Illness, Diagnosis and Substance Use

  • Conclusion

  • References