Introduction Steven M. Silverstein, Ph.D. This special issue of Psychiatric Quarterly presents a group of papers that were part of the conference "Psychiatric Rehabilita- tion of Schizophrenia: Current Trends and Future Directions," which was held in Rochester, NY, September 12-14, 1997. This was the first conference to focus specifically on the psychiatric rehabilitation of persons with schizophrenia. Presentations at this meeting were given by many of the pioneers in this field, including Robert P. Liberman, M.D., William A. Anthony, Ph.D., Gordon Paul, Ph.D., Anthony A. Menditto, Ph.D., Barbara Burns, Ph.D., William A. Spaulding, Ph.D., and Mary Sullivan, M.S.W. In addition, a number of presentations highlighted developments in psychiatric rehabilitation taking place at facilities operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Papers on interme- diate length of stay inpatient programs, synergistic effects of re- habilitative and pharmacologic interventions, assessment of aggression on inpatient units, and use of social- learning pro- grams for cognitively impaired psychotic patients were given by John Crilly, M.S.W, Steven B. Schwarzkopf, M.D., Martha Crowner, M.D., and Stephen Bellus, Ph.D., respectively. The conference also featured several papers that addressed what are relatively recent developments in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation of schizophrenia patients. These five Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals


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