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The Team, which conducts the programme for treatment, rehabilitation and research of schizophrenia, consists of 30 persons with varied education. These persons were coming to the Team gradually and their (ideal) characteristic feature is a combination of romantic spirit and fantasy with discipline and diligence.
There are four psychiatrists who take care and have consultations with all patients participating in the programme of treatment and rehabilitation. Three of them have second grade of specialisation and two have also certificates of psychotherapist.
Six psychologists and one person with a master degree in resocialisation conduct mainly a group and individual therapy of patients; four of them has certificates of psychotherapist and two have second degree specialisation in the field of clinical psychology. In addition to that there are eight nurses trained in environmental psychiatry who apart of medical care conduct an individual care, milieu therapy, hostel and one of them is a manager.
We employ also three social workers and seven occupational therapists in this two artists : a painter and a theatre director.
Three persons of the team are trained in Moreno psychodrama and have certificates of the Psychodrama Institute for Europe and two conduct family therapy within the system therapy.
The variety of education including post graduate education assures multifunctionality of the Team,
it gives the possibility to develop a diversified therapeutic offer for the patient and his family. It seems that the most important idea which links the Team is a diversified, meeting the needs of the patients, but integrated treatment of patients with schizophrenia. This integration happens through the therapist and through the leaders of the Team who integrate the Team around this treatment . The leaders are two persons working very closely together: a psychiatrist - Andrzej Cechnicki and a psychologist - Anna Bielańska.
Part of the members of the Team are involved in a long term, at present 12 years long research on schizophrenia. In this research 80 patients with diagnosed DSM III schizophrenia are observed and examined from the moment of falling ill up to today. The research comprises psychopathology, social dimensions such as quality of life, social network, social functioning as well as participation in treatment and the family. The detailed description of the research, its methodology and results can be found in the publications of the Team.