Burns’s book goes far beyond the manual stage, beginning with the historical background of community psychiatry in relation to the emergence of community mental health teams. Descriptions of their organization and structure are enriched by a discussion of team dynamics and modes of dealing with professional and personality differences, role blurring, and other problems of multidisciplinary teams. Issues of ethnic diversity, balancing therapy and bureaucracy, contingency planning and risk assessment, governance, and audits of care pathways are addressed, with helpful forms included. Generic adult community mental health teams are compared with specialized assertive outreach teams in the United Kingdom and with Program for Assertive Community Treatment models in the United States. There is a section on early intervention teams that deal with people in their first episode of psychosis and, sometimes, with early detection. Included are high-risk and prodromal teams, subdivided into early intervention, prodromal intervention, and continuing care teams with specific criteria for "ultra high-risk subjects" and modes of intervention. There is a brief but good discussion of family psychoeducation, support groups, and behavior management. Crisis resolution and home treatment teams are very welcome additions that fill a yawning gap in the service system—provision of on-site treatment during a psychotic episode for people who reject clinical services and who, in fact, may be completely outside of the system.