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Working With Serious Mental Illness

Author : Catherine Gamble
ISBN : 9780702027161
Genre : Medical
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A practical guide to adapting mental health treatment methods to suit the needs of individual clients, this text suggests down-to-earth and practical methods which can be adapted for most service users.

Beyond Schizophrenia

Author : Marjorie L. Baldwin
ISBN : 9781442248342
Genre : Psychology
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The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged group in the labor market. As a researcher of economics and disability and the mother of a son with schizophrenia, the author speaks from both professional and personal experience. First, she looks at societal factors that affect employment outcomes for persons with schizophrenia (or other serious mental illness), including stigma and discrimination, investments in human capital, the quality of mental health services, and the support of family and friends. Then she examines workplace factors that affect employment outcomes, including employer mandates in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the decision to disclose a diagnosis of mental illness at work, the interaction between job demands and functional limitations, and job accommodations for persons with a serious mental illness. Giving weight to both perspectives, the final chapter outlines a set of policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for this population.

Clinical Training In Serious Mental Illness

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ISBN : UOM:39015050781247
Genre : Mental health personnel
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Sexual Abuse In The Lives Of Women Diagnosed Withserious Mental Illness

Author : Maxine Harris
ISBN : 9781317710639
Genre : Psychology
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Although a substantial amount of media and professional attention has been devoted to the incidence of sexual abuse in the population at large, the plight of those who have suffered abuse and are seriously mentally ill has largely been ignored. Adding to the existing literature on trauma, this book exposes the prevalence of physical and emotional abuse among severely mentally ill patients, and includes case studies that reveal its tragic and devastating impact. Offering chapters on theory and assessment of abused women, this book explores services that are available to them, discusses treatment (including inpatient and cognitive-behavioral approaches), and addresses recommendations for the improvement of both policy and research.

Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines For Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Author : Catana Brown
ISBN : 1569003319
Genre : Mental illness
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The leading cause of disability in the United States is serious mental illness, which poses political, economic, and social challenges. About 26% of American adults have a mental illness, and 6% have a serious mental illness. This population is the disability group least likely to be employed, with recent unemployment estimates ranging from 35% to 62%. This Practice Guideline provides an overview of the occupational therapy process for adults with serious mental illness, defining the domain and interventions that occur within acceptable practice. It provides evidence for intervention with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, as well as those related to education and supported education, work and supported employment, community living, health and wellness, and cognition.

Person Centered Recovery Planner For Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Author : Catherine N. Dulmus
ISBN : 9781118653357
Genre : Psychology
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"Both timely and critical for recovery-oriented practice, thisbook provides practitioners with the focused, essential knowledgeand skills to be truly person-centered and recovery-oriented whensupporting an individual's recovery journey. Dulmus and Nisbet haveprovided the field with an overdue practical resource. Making therecovery planner's best practice individual recovery plan formatavailable on CD-ROM is brilliant, and every agency will want toincorporate it into its EMR." —Linda Rosenberg, President/CEO National Council forCommunity Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, D.C. "This is a practical and useful tool for case managers andcommunity support workers who are assisting people with seriousmental illness toward recovery. Working in a person-centeredfashion is what our consumers want and expect, but to date, therehave been few published tools with practical value for frontlinestaff. This resource is timely and relevant." —Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions, Delmar, NewYork; former NYS Commissioner of Mental Health and Chair of thePresident's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,2002–2003 Proven guidance for creating effective person-centered plansthat facilitate the recovery process for individuals with seriousmental illness Recent national and international mental health policy ispromoting service delivery models that incorporate person-centeredand recovery-oriented approaches, in which individuals are in thelead role, defining their own goals for their individualizedrecovery plans. Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults withSerious Mental Illness provides mental health practitionerswith a useful resource to implement person-centered planning withina recovery framework when working with individuals with a seriousmental illness. Providing a succinct overview of the historical roots,philosophy, and practice of person-centered recovery,Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness is organized around the three stages ofrecovery—Beginnings, Moving Forward, and Leaving YourPractitioner Behind—yet still allows both the individual andpractitioner to revisit any of the three stages during the ebb andflow of an individual's recovery journey. Sample recovery plans are included, covering the individual'sstatus, personal priorities, short-term objectives, and recoverysteps, and are organized around common recovery goalsincluding: Self-advocacy Family relationships Health and wellness Community involvement Stress management Relapse prevention Personal crisis planning Transportation Social relationships Meaningful activities Life skills A companion CD-ROM provides all of the plans found in the bookin an easily customizable word-processing format.Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness assists practitioners in becoming effectiveperson-centered facilitators and advocates for recovery thatmeaningfully supports individuals in achieving their hopes anddreams.

Provider Perspectives On Employment For People With Serious Mental Illness

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ISBN : OCLC:1051839087
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Background: Persons with serious mental illnesses (SMI) can lead productive lives, and the majority want to work. Mental health providers can play an important role in helping their clients gain and maintain employment. Aims: The Provider Survey was developed to shed additional light on providers’ views toward employment and recovery, and the utilization of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment (SE) services for people with SMI. Methods: A total of 1,306 providers of the State of Connecticut participated in the survey. Four main questions were addressed in the survey: what do providers do, what do they view as most important regarding employment, what are their views when it comes to what promotes recovery and what barriers do providers face in attempting to refer their clients to IPS services. Results: Referring clients to additional supports was rated as the most important aspect of what providers do; encouragement was rated as the most important component to enable clients in gaining and maintaining employment; agency, belonging and medical care were rated as most important in promoting recovery; and expectations that clients would be discriminated against at work was the most important barrier to referring clients for SE. Also, employment and finances were seen as the least important factors in promoting the recovery of people with SMI. Conclusion: This survey suggests that one reason that more clients may not be referred to IPS programs is that clinicians do not view employment or financial self-sufficiency as important factors in recovery, further compounding the historical view that these persons are unable to, and uninterested in, working. Such findings call for a provider education and training campaign to highlight the fact that most persons with SMI – like most persons in general – do want to work and, with supports, most are capable of doing so.

Cultural Adaptation Of Cbt For Serious Mental Illness

Author : Shanaya Rathod
ISBN : 9781118976197
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"This book is designed to enable CBT clinicians to engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds by adapting their therapeutic techniques, resulting in increased therapist confidence and much improved patient outcomes"--Provided by publisher.

Mental Disorder Work Disability And The Law

Author : Richard J. Bonnie
ISBN : 0226064506
Genre : Law
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A barrage of "handbooks" and "resource manuals" aimed at employers and legal practitioners on the employment rights of people with disabilities has begun to appear. Until now, however, there has been no serious book-length scholarly treatment of how mental disorder can affect work, how work can affect mental disorder, and the role of law in addressing employment discrimination based on mental rather than physical disability. In Mental Disorder, Work Disability and the Law, the editors bring together original work by leading scholars who have studied mental disorder and work disability from the fields of sociology, psychology, psychiatry, law, and economics. The authors' contributions build upon one another to create the first integrated account of the important policy issues at stake when law deals with the rights of mentally disordered citizens to work when they are able to, and to receive benefits when they are not. This book will be of great value to scholars in law and the mental health professions and to policy makers and the administrators of disability programs.

Pathophysiology Applied To Nursing E Book

Author : Esther Chang
ISBN : 9780729577434
Genre : Medical
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This valuable resource is designed to provide a foundation for understanding major pathophysiological processes, applied pharmacology, and related nursing implications. It includes a holistic framework for assessing major health problems, based on fundamental concepts drawn from biological and behavioral sciences. The book's engaging case study approach builds in complexity with each chapter, illustrating applications of pathophysiology and pharmacology to nursing practice. Content has been assembled by academics and expert clinicians with input from physiologists, pharmacists, medical practitioners and other health professionals. Easy-to-follow body system organization explores pathophysiology concepts related to each system. The clinical case study approach featuring realistic scenarios emphasizes application of pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in nursing practice. Each chapter includes questions and reflective learning exercises to reinforce important concepts. A holistic framework is presented as a method for assessing major health problems. Key aspects of biological and behavioral sciences are integrated into the chapters.

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