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

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

by Dale Johnson
 

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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 yearsÖand adds a compendium of appropriate tools for the research community."

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

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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 yearsÖand 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826118189
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
584
File size:
5 MB

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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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