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Leaving Home, 2nd Edition by Jay Haley

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Preface to the Second Edition

Two new chapters have been added to this Second Edition. Chapter 12, “A Model Therapy for Psychotic Young People,” is a presentation of the successful therapy of a disturbed young person. He came into therapy as a violent young man diagnosed chronic schizophrenic at three different institutions. A follow-up shows him still normal seven years after therapy was terminated. How therapy should and should not be done with such a young person is discussed. This chapter was written with Neil Schiff, Ph.D., who was the therapist for this patient, while I observed the sessions behind a one-way mirror.

Added as an Epilogue is a paper that reports that four separate studies found that nearly half the people diagnosed schizophrenic ...

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