Every clinician knows that the human relationship with the person diagnosed with a psychotic
disorder and particularly schizophrenia is the cornerstone of effective therapy and
the foundation for recovery. This was one of the major tenets of an earlier generation of
psychotherapeutic effort in schizophrenia and related psychoses but had drifted out of focus
during the 1980s with the rise of an excessively narrowbiological psychiatry and the decline
of the traditional psychoanalytic approach.