A Compendium of Psychosocial Measures: Assessment of People with Serious Mental Illness in the Community

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Dale Johnson brings a rare and unique assortment of skills to this enterprise. . . .he has personally been immersed in the world of severe mental illness for many years?and adds a compendium of appropriate tools for the research community.

--Harriet P. Lefley, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine (From the Foreword)

This book discusses the rationale for the selection of psychosocial measures used to assess adults with serious mental illnesses. The chapters examine the use and efficiency of various measurement tools that intend to evaluate diagnostic and functional specificity, life stressors, supportive resources, quality of life, and more.

The text also analyzes external factors that are vital to clients' clinical progress and continuing community tenure, such as continuity of care, housing resources, and family measures.

Key Features:

  • Presents the purpose of each measurement tool, the description, psychometric properties, reliability, validity, and usage guidelines in template format
  • Includes measurement tools for functional assessment, community living, social problem solving and coping, agency performance evaluation, and more
  • Contains research on treatment adherence, consumer satisfaction with mental health services, and feelings of empowerment
  • Evaluates the functioning and productivity of treatment and rehabilitation centers

This is the ideal tool for clinicians, psychiatrists, rehabilitation professionals, and other mental health professionals working with the mentally ill in hospital or community health settings. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826118172
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale L. Johnson received his PhD in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas in 1957. After a two year stint as a staff psychologist at a VA hospital, he began his academic career at the University of Houston in 1959. He was chairman of the Department from 1966-1972 and a Professor of Psychology from 1969-2005. From 1976 to 2000, he was also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the School of Public Health, University of Texas. As an emeritus professor, he still teaches part-time at the University of Houston and continues to conduct developmental research as Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, an appointment he has held since 1996. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Johnson has been Director of the Houston Parent-Child Research Center and has acted as a consultant to Head Start, The World Health Organization, and mental health programs in nine states and six countries. He is the author or co-author of six books, over 160 peer reviewed journal articles, over 200 conference presentations and the recipient of over 30 research grants. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of APA's Hildreth Award for Public Service (2000), City of Houston Award for Public Service (1993) and a Greenwood Award for Distinguished Faculty at the University of Houston (1993).
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Table of Contents

Section 1. Background Information

Section 2: Functional Assessment

Section 3: Community Livng

Section 4: Social Functioning

Section 5: Global Assessment

Section 6: Level of Psychopathology

Section 7: Insight and Judgment

Section 8: Stress

Section 9: Social Problem Solving and Coping

Section 10: Social Support

Section 11: Quality of Life

Section 12: Consumer Satisfaction Scales

Section 13: Continuity of Care

Section 14: Treatment Adherence

Section 15: Substance Abuse

Section 16: Environmental Measures and Group Processes

Section 17: Housing

Section 18: Cultural

Section 19: Special Purpose Methods

Section 20: Agency Performance Evaluation

Section 21: Work Behaviors

Section 22: Family Measures

Section 23: Premorbid Adjustment

Section 24: Psychotic Symptoms

Section 25: Depression

Section 26: Mania

Section 27: Anxiety

Section 28: Screening

Section 29: Empowerment, Recovery, and Stigma

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