Interactive Staff Training: Rehabilitation Teams that Work / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Provides rehabilitation and mental health professionals with strategies to help them work as an integrated, supportive team in serving their severely mentally ill clientele. Discusses interactive staff training, and advises staff to assess their programmatic needs as a group, develop a rehabilitation program which identifies needs and problems, and then sets goals, in the form of a quality improvement plan, for dealing with them. Features numerous examples and anecdotes that illustrate the practical effect of the program on day to day work experiences. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306455230
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Series: Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

A 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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