Interactive Staff Training: Rehabilitation Teams that Work / Edition 1by Patrick W. Corrigan
Pub. Date: 12/31/2001
Publisher: Springer US
Health workers who provide services to persons with severe mental illness are frequently under enormous stress; burnout is common. Alleviating such stress is the objective of Interactive Staff Training. The book provides rehabilitation and mental health professionals with a strategy to help them and their colleagues work as a well-integrated team. This strategy has been implemented in teams serving more than 10,000 persons with psychiatric disabilities. The text combines a careful description of the central theory behind the strategy with pleanty of clinical anecdotes that illustrate its practical, everyday benefits.
Table of ContentsA Paradigm Shift in Staff Training. The Problem with Staff Training. An Organizational Approach to Staff Training. Overview of Interactive Staff Training. The Steps of Interactive Staff Training. Engaging and Organizing the Rehabilitation Team. Developing the Program Interactively. Implementing and Maintaining the Program. Evaluating Interactive Staff Training. The Difficulty in Measuring Staff Training Effects. Research on Interactive Staff Training. Interactive Staff Training in Evolving Service Systems. Spreading the Influence of Interactive Staff Training. Epilogue. Appendixes. A glossary of Roles in IST. Examples of a Report Based on the Results of a Staff Needs Assessment. Program Frameworks for Three Types of Rehabilitation Programs. Program Principles for Three Programs. References. Index.
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