Clinical Case Management with Persons Having Mental Illness: A Relationship-Based Perspective / Edition 1

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This text equips future mental health practitioners with a model and theory for case management with those with mental illness. The author helps readers feel more competent working with the these clients, giving readers skills that establish and sustain clinical relationships over months or years. The author provides intervention techniques for clients with a variety of mental illnesses (including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizotypal personality, paranoid ideation). This text differs from other texts by applying the theory of symbolic interactionism, emphasizing the need for establishing a productive relationship with clients as a prerequisite to any other intervention.

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Offers graduate students and practitioners a practical and theoretical resource on establishing positive, long-term relationships with mentally ill clients. Combines theoretical coverage with case examples, in separate chapters on working with clients affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizotypal personality disorder, and paranoia. Contains four chapters on working with families of clients, and discusses working with gay and lesbian clients. The author is a professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has 25 years of experience working with mentally ill clients. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534348526
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/6/1999
  • Series: Mental Health Practice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 898,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. An Introduction to Clinical Case Management. 2. The Policy Context of Case Management. PART II: A THEORETICAL BASE FOR CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. 3. Symbolic Interactionism and Relationship Development. 4. Social Support Theory and the Community Context of Practice. PART III: WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS. 5. The Case Manager and Psychotropic Medications. 6. Persons with Schizophrenia. 7. Persons with Bipolar Disorder. 8. Persons with Major Depression. 9. Persons with Schizotypal Personality Traits. 10. Persons with Paranoic Ideation. 11. Incorporating Existential Themes Into Clinical Case Management. PART IV: WORKING WITH FAMILIES. 12. Engaging the Family of the Person with Mental Illness. 13. Case Managers as Family Educators about Mental Illness. 14. The Family Education and Support Group. 15. The Role of the Facilitator in Support Group Development. PART V: WORKING WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS IN GROUPS. 16. Effective Leadership in Treatment Groups. 17. Facilitating Self-Help Groups. EPILOGUE.

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