Clinical Case Management for People with Mental Illness: A Biopsychosocial Vulnerability-Stress Model

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A unique—and effective—approach to mental health practice

Clinical Case Management for People with Mental Illness combines theory, practice, and plenty of clinical examples to introduce a unique approach to case management that’s based on a biopsychosocial vulnerability-stress model. This practice-oriented handbook stresses the dynamic interplay among biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that influences the development—and severity—of a person’s mental illness. Filled with case examples to illustrate the assessment and intervention process, the book is an essential resource for working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.

Author Daniel Fu Keung Wong draws on his experiences as an educator, cognitive therapist, mental health worker, and case manager working in Asia and Australia to explore the concepts and contexts of clinical case management for individuals suffering from mild and chronic mental illness. He guides you through the creative use of various therapeutic approaches that emphasize different aspects of a person’s condition that can influence the cause and course of mental illness. Clinical Case Management for People with Mental Illness examines a range of important topics, including the roles and functions of mental health workers, relapse prevention, assessment and clinical intervention, psychiatric crisis management, and working with families. In addition, the book includes checklists, worksheets, activity charts, and three helpful appendices.

Clinical Case Management for People with Mental Illness examines:

  • models of assessment
  • microskills in assessment
  • areas of assessment and intervention
  • understanding the roles and psychological reactions of family members
  • assessing and working with individuals with suicidal risk or aggressive behaviors
  • and much more!
Clinical Case Management for People with Mental Illness is an essential resource for mental health professionals, including psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health social workers, nurses, counselors, and family social workers.
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Clinical Case Management: An Overview
  • Introduction
  • Mental Health Services in Hong Kong: A Critical Review
  • Roles and Functions of Mental Health Workers: A Clinical Case Management Perspective
  • Chapter 2. Theoretical Framework of Clinical Case Management: A Biopsychosocial Stress-Vulnerability Perspective
  • Introduction
  • Biopsychosocial Perspective
  • Biopsychosocial Theories and Approaches for Treating Mental Illness
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Psychiatric Assessment
  • Introduction
  • Models of Assessment
  • Biopsychosocial Vulnerability-Stress Model of Psychiatric Assessment
  • Microskills in Assessment
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 4. Depression
  • Introduction
  • Assessing a Person with Depression
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 5. Anxiety Disorders
  • Introduction
  • Nature of Anxiety
  • Assessing a Person with Anxiety Problems
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 6. Schizophrenia
  • Introduction
  • Assessment
  • Areas of Assessment and Intervention
  • Guidelines for Working with Persons with Schizophrenia
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 7. Personality Disorders
  • Introduction
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
  • Guidelines for Working with Persons with Personality Disorders
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 8. Working with Families
  • Introduction
  • Understanding the Roles and Psychological Reactions of Family Members
  • Major Perspectives on Working with Families of Persons Suffering from Serious Mental Illness
  • Guidelines for Working with Families of Mentally Ill Persons
  • Case Illustration
  • Chapter 9. Handling Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Introduction
  • Issues and Services Regarding Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Therapeutic Functions of Psychiatric Crisis
  • Critical Decisions in Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Assessing and Working with Individuals at Risk for Suicide
  • Assessing and Working with Persons with Aggressive Behaviors
  • Guidelines for Working with Families of Persons in Psychiatric Crisis
  • Case Illustrations
  • Appendix I. Life Skills Assessment
  • Appendix II. Self-Reward Exercise
  • Appendix III. Physiological Symptom Checklist
  • References
  • Index
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