Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1992, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning outlines an approach that quickly became the definitive standard for writing treatment plans. Developed by clinical psychiatrist James A. Kennedy, this practical, intuitive method organizes psychiatric problems into seven categories: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living, substance abuse, medical impairment, and ancillary impairment. Treatment plans are developed using information gathered with the ...

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Overview

First published in 1992, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning outlines an approach that quickly became the definitive standard for writing treatment plans. Developed by clinical psychiatrist James A. Kennedy, this practical, intuitive method organizes psychiatric problems into seven categories: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living, substance abuse, medical impairment, and ancillary impairment. Treatment plans are developed using information gathered with the Kennedy Axis V, an instrument that has proven more successful than both the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) in establishing baselines and determining outcome measures.

Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning serves as a powerful, highly effective tool that • Promotes a cohesive approach. By using a consistent approach to planning, the clinical team works in concert toward uniform goals and outcomes.

• Helps staff gather critical information to improve outcomes. For establishing baselines and determining outcome measures, the Kennedy Axis V instrument has proven more successful than both the GAF and the BPRS.

• Includes many examples to help staff write their own plans. Rich with real-life examples to guide staff, including problem names and descriptions, treatment modalities, and samples of individual plans for each of the seven problem categories.

In addition to the Kennedy Axis V questionnaire, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning includes blank forms for treatment planning and tabbed sections to allow for quick reference. New features in the second edition include the integration of nursing care plans into master treatment plans, new systematic steps for building goals and modalities, refinements to the questionnaire, and the introduction of online support via the author's website.

With its readily adaptable, uniform approach to a complex subject, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning, Second Edition, is a powerful, highly effective planning tool for all members of the clinical staff.

Examples of treatment plans, with applications for specific types of disorders.

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Reviewer: Elaine M. Scorza, MS, APRN, BC(Rush University College of Nursing)
Description: This book comprehensively and systematically describes the Kennedy Approach to Psychiatric Treatment Planning, which is based upon the Kennedy Axis V questionnaire. This questionnaire, derived from the DSM, classifies seven psychiatric problem areas.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is described as both to simplify the identification of problems and the planning related to them, and to serve as a reference, guide for teaching, and aid for treatment team members in their planning process.
Audience: The author identifies the audience as members of psychiatric treatment teams involved in care planning across a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, residential, and the like. The examples, however, understandably lean more heavily on inpatient settings, as thorough application to a variety of environments most restrictive to least restrictive is valuable to the majority of treatment planners.
Features: Explanations are clearly given about how to use the book, the master and follow-up treatment plans, as well as the scales. Permission is granted for duplication of some of the forms, but permission must be obtained from the author/publisher to use certain scales. This may or may not be a limitation for some readers who wish to implement the book's contents in their entirety. Highlights of the book include the comprehensiveness, clarity, and simplicity of treatment planning, that pays attention to the requirements of regulatory bodies as well as systematic planning of care. The author is careful to point out that the manual is not intended as a standard of, or prescription for, care. Although many examples are thorough, these are by no means, the longest, shortest, or only way to characterize psychiatric problems, and it is left up to the reader to pick and choose their own words. The formats and pages may appear to be very long to readers more used to briefer care plan constructs, but it is strongly suggested that the reader be aware of the depth of each section of the treatment plan and its value. The example summary of master treatment plans in the appendix is helpful in showing how summarized data from rating master treatment plans according to the Kennedy Treatment Planning System could highlight certain outcome data or data that may need attention by the clinician or program using it.
Assessment: Overall, this is an excellent book for treatment planners in the healthcare professions that directly administer or provide healthcare services to patients.
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Spiral-bound manual presents a novel approach to multidisciplinary treatment planning based on a system of categorization around level of functioning rather than diagnosis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585627424
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/20/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 1.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

James A. Kennedy, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, Director of the Demonstration Unit at Westborough State Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts, and President of KennedyMD Consulting in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Master treatment plan (Sample). Psychological impairment. Social skills. Violence. ADL-occupational skills. Substance abuse. Medical impairment. Ancillary impairment. Blank forms. Questionnaires. Appendix. Index.

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