Engaging the Homeless Paranoid Patient
For people who are disenfranchised from society for other reasons, especially homelessness, a paranoid delusional system can create an additional obstacle in the therapeutic engagement and treatment of such individuals. In this article, we describe a composite case of a homeless woman with paranoid schizophrenia. Through this case example, we will explore various obstacles to treatment and discuss strategies to overcome these hurdles to treatment, initiate a therapeutic alliance, and further facilitate and maintain therapy.
Roman, B. J.,
& Patel, G.
(2007). Engaging the Homeless Paranoid Patient. Psychiatry, 4 (7), 43-48.