Call for Abstracts – The Practical Handbook of Living with Distressing Voices

Call for Abstracts - The Practical Handbook of Living with Distressing Voices

The Practical Handbook for living with distressing voices is the third book in a series of ‘practical handbooks’ on different mental health issues, edited by Roz Austin and Mark Hopfenbeck. Current research suggests that as many as 500,000 persons in the UK experience distressing voices every year. The Living with distressing voices handbook will offer a unique range of perspectives on the interventions or activities that may help voice-hearers to cope better with their voices. The majority of its chapters will be co-written by a voice-hearer and a relative or mental health professional. This book will offer high quality, relevant chapters written by people who live with distressing voices, their relatives, and leading researchers, clinicians and therapists, and aims to improve understanding of practical ways of helping voice-hearers. The proposed publisher is PCCS Books.

The first book in this series of ‘practical handbooks’ is titled ‘The practical handbook of hearing voices’’ and will be published by PCCS Books in July 2020.

Themes for ‘The practical handbook of living with distressing voices’ include:

  • Lived experience of voice-hearers / relatives of voice-hearers
  • Working with voice-hearers who hear distressing voices (i.e. therapies, practical strategies)
  • Self-help approaches for voice-hearers who are distressed by their voices (i.e. arts, sport, hobbies)

If you’d like to contribute a chapter to The Practical Handbook for living with distressing voices, please email Roz a title and 200-word abstract by 31st January 2020.

Please note that this book is independent from Hearing the Voice. If you have any further queries, you should contact Roz.