Release on 2006-10-06 | by Nora M. Barrett,Kenneth J. Gill,Carlos W. Pratt,Melissa M. Roberts
Author: Nora M. Barrett,Kenneth J. Gill,Carlos W. Pratt,Melissa M. Roberts
Psychiatric rehabilitation refers to community treatment of people with mental disorders. Community treatment has recently become far more widespread due to deinstitutionalization at government facilities. This book is an update of the first edition's discussion of types of mental disorders, including etiology, symptoms, course, and outcome, types of community treatment programs, case management strategies, and vocational and educational rehabilitation. Providing a comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field, this book is suitable both as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses, a training tool for mental health workers, and a reference for academic researchers studying mental health. The book is written in an easy to read, engaging style. Each chapter contains highlighted and defined key terms, focus questions and key topics, a case study example, special sections on controversial issues of treatment or ethics, and other special features. *New chapters on supported education and integrated dual diagnosis treatment services *Comprehensive overview of all models and approaches of psychiatric rehabilitation *Special inserts on Evidence-Based Practices *New content on Wellness and Recovery *Class exercises for each chapter *Profiles of leaders in the field *Case study examples illustrate chapter points
Release on 2012-08-22 | by Patrick W. Corrigan,Kim T. Mueser,Gary R. Bond,Robert E. Drake,Phyllis Solomon
An Empirical Approach
Author: Patrick W. Corrigan,Kim T. Mueser,Gary R. Bond,Robert E. Drake,Phyllis Solomon
Pubpsher: Guilford Press
This comprehensive, authoritative text provides a state-of-the-art review of current knowledge and best practices for helping adults with psychiatric disabilities move forward in their recovery process. The authors draw on extensive research and clinical expertise to accessibly describe the “whats,” “whys,” and “how-tos” of psychiatric rehabilitation. Coverage includes tools and strategies for assessing clients’ needs and strengths, integrating medical and psychosocial interventions, and implementing supportive services in such areas as housing, employment, social networks, education, and physical health. Detailed case examples in every chapter illustrate both the real-world challenges of severe mental illness and the nuts and bolts of effective interventions.
The time is right for recovery from serious mental disorders. Mental health professionals and state and local mental health agencies are responding to a national call for action on recovery: from the President's Commission on Mental Health, the Surgeon General, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But how can recovery from mental disorders become a reality? Recovery From Disability describes the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation to bridge the gap between what is known and what actually can be used to achieve recovery for patients in real-life mental health programs. The book draws on Dr. Robert Paul Liberman's 40 years of designing, testing, and disseminating innovative treatments for persons with mental disabilities. Illuminating up-to-date treatment techniques that reflect a consensus of experts regarding evidence-based practices, Dr. Liberman shows how recovery can be the rule rather than the exception. This practical book addresses day-to-day realities faced by practitioners who must wrestle with the individualized needs and personal goals of each patient while drawing up a rehabilitation roadmap to recovery. Written in a down-to-earth manner with minimal jargon, this clinical manual is intended for everyday use. Brimming with clear advice and ideas for effective services, the book is relevant to the work of all mental health disciplines, administrators, consumer advocates, and clinicians with all levels of experience. Practice-based evidence is highlighted by an abundance of real-life examples and a host of graphic aids. The author addresses the particular needs of Latino patients and takes up the latest developments in rehabilitation, such as illness management, social and independent living skills training, neurocognitive pharmacology, cognitive remediation, and use of computers in rehabilitation. Each chapter contains information, techniques, and treatment methods that enable clinicians to: Help patients select realistic yet personally meaningful goals for enriching their lives Teach patients how to stabilize their symptoms and cognitive impairments Train patients in social and independent living skills for empowerment and autonomy Educate family members and other caregivers to collaborate with mental health professionals in overcoming their loved one's disability Provide access to vocational rehabilitation, including supported employment Facilitate comprehensiveness, continuity, and coordination of competency-based rehabilitation, using personal support specialists, assertive community treatment, and integrated mental health care Dr. Liberman also describes how to customize services that are effective for individuals with more than one disorder, whose disorder is refractory to customary pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, or whose adaptation to community life is marred by aggressive behavior. With its wealth of rich and immediately applicable treatment approaches, Recovery From Disability will help professionals equip mentally disabled patients to reach their personally relevant goals and progress on the road to recovery.
Release on 1989 | by Marianne D. Farkas,William Alan Anthony
Putting Theory Into Practice
Author: Marianne D. Farkas,William Alan Anthony
Category: Political Science
Seven contributions present recent advances in psychiatric rehabilitation practice and the ways they are being translated into program services. Areas covered: approach and programs, housing, vocational rehabilitation, education, mental health programs, supports, the future. Name index only. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Release on 2010-05-01 | by Oxford University Press
Author: Oxford University Press
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Release on 2013-05-20 | by Robert King,Chris Lloyd,Tom Meehan
Author: Robert King,Chris Lloyd,Tom Meehan
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
The Handbook of Psychosocial Rehabilitation is designed as a clinical handbook for practitioners in the field of mental health. It recognises the wide-ranging impact of mental illness and its ramifications on daily life. The book promotes a recovery model of psychosocial rehabilitation and aims to empower clinicians to engage their clients in tailored rehabilitation plans. The authors distil relevant evidence from the literature, but the focus is on the clinical setting. Coverage includes the service environment, assessment, maintaining recovery-focussed therapeutic relationships, the role of pharmacotherapy, intensive case management and vocational rehabilitation.
Remarkable advances in the past two decades in the molecular biological sciences and in the behavioral and social sciences have deepened our understanding of schizophrenia, one of the most disabling of psychiatric conditions. Most recently research has begun to converge on the cognitive characteristics of schizophrenia, as understood in the modern context of the cognitive sciences. The cognitive processes of perception, language, logical thought, problem solving, and emotional regulation have long been known to be seriously impaired in schizophrenia, and it is clear that cognitive impairments contribute heavily to the disabilities suffered by schizophrenic patients. However, it is not clear that technologies forødealing with such impairments will be forthcoming. Contributing to this collection of essays are clinicians, cognitive scientists, and policy makers who address the spectrum of questions which must be answered if the potential of cognitive science and technology is to be realized in psychiatric rehabilitation: How are we to understand cognitive impairments in terms of the etiology of schizophrenia? How should we measure and assess cognition in disabled individuals? How can we use information about a patient's cognitive functioning in treatment planning and rehabilitation? Can we directly remediate cognitive impairments with pharmacological or psychological treatment? Even if cognitive technologies prove useful, how can we get the mental health system to adopt them? If they are adopted, how might this in turn affect the mental health system and health care policy in general? The views of the contributors give cause for some optimism about the potential usefulness of cognitive technology and its future availability in the mental health system. This work defines the issues and establishes an agenda for continued research and policy development.