Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Landmark events, such as the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower Commission Report and the same anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, helped launch the community mental health movement. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the President's New Freedom Commission have continued this work by establishing funding sources and highlighting the importance of recovery and excellence in care. Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach integrates each of the key concepts contained within the presidential reports and landmark legislation into the context of today's community service delivery system.

This pathfinding textbook promises to revolutionize community mental health training by responding to the realities of modern health care delivery systems, presenting an integrated, interdisciplinary paradigm of care. Extraordinarily broad in coverage, it will open a door of possibilities to those caring for the mentally ill in the community. Recognizing that community-based services must be truly collaborative in order to be effective and efficient, the editors have assembled a cast of contributors from among the brightest lights in community practice. Chapter authors, who are currently doing interdisciplinary work successfully on a daily basis, will collaborate on writing teams to offer their insight into the problems and triumphs that are part of this approach. They will cover not only macro issues such as the economics of behavioral healthcare, reimbursement models, and quality improvement, but the specific skills necessary for competent practice such as treatment planning, clinical documentation, risk management, and partnering with members of a team that may include social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurses. Twenty additional chapters will provide detailed roadmaps to practices and programs that have been shown to be effective when delivered in a community setting—such as supported employment, assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, crisis intervention training (CIT), family psychoeducation, and supported housing—and will be grounded in educational benchmarks, healthcare reform opportunities, and cultural competencies.

By definition community mental health practice is never static. As communities change, the profession changes, and in recent years changes in funding have drastically impacted the system of care. We need empirically supported interventions, to include the voice of the consumers and their families, and have a way to educate current and future professionals so that we all truly work together.

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Reviewer: Bradley R. Cutler, MD (Edward Hospital and Health Services)
Description: Since the passing of the Community Mental Health Act 50 years ago as part of President Kennedy's New Frontier, community mental health has made significant strides. In this book, the editors make clear that gone are the days of practitioners working alone while "doing to or doing for" patients to realize modest improvement. Today, rather, practitioners work collaboratively with each other while "working with" patients to achieve recovery. Patients are no longer seen as having little to offer; instead, they are seen as capable individuals who have much to contribute to society.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to describe a current model of community mental health practice. It takes an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on evidence-based data and best-practice methodologies.
Audience: It is intended for any practitioners who work in a community mental health setting.
Features: Composed of 37 chapters, the book is divided into four sections. Section 1 discusses the history of community mental health as well as its current challenges. Section 2 explores the core competencies necessary to practice in the community mental health setting. Section 3 focuses on best practices within the community mental health setting such as assertive community treatment teams, crisis intervention training, family psychoeducation, and supported housing. Section 4 describes leadership and management strategies. Each chapter ends with a list of references. Figures, tables, and case examples appear throughout the book.
Assessment: Community mental health has come a long way over the past five decades, yet there is still a long way to go in order to achieve recovery in the majority of patients. By providing readers with a roadmap that focuses on evidence-based data and best-practice methodologies, the future of community mental health is more promising than ever.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199798063
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 1,057,610
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Yeager, PhD, LISW, is the Director of Quality and Operational Improvement for The Ohio State University Harding Hospital, Administrative Director of The OSU Harding Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University. David Cutler, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University. Dale Svendsen, MD, is Director of the Division of Public and Community Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, The Ohio State University.Grayce M. Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emeritus and former acting dean of the College of Nursing, The Ohio State University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Public Mental Health in America: "Enlightenment" to Accountable Care

Chapter 2 State Psychiatric Hospitals in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 3 Involuntary Civil Commitment: Applying Evolving Policy and Legal Determination in Community Mental Health
Chapter 4 Trauma Informed Care

Chapter 5 An Approach to Interdisciplinary Mental Health Work in South-Verona, Italy

Chapter6 Bridging the Interdisciplinary Training Gap

Chapter 7 Recovery and Resiliency: Transitioning from the Hospital to the Community

Chapter 8 The Importance of Preparing Medical Students for Community Psychiatry

Chapter 9 The Power of Groups in Serious Mental Illness: Integrated Pathways to Recovery

Chapter 10 Cultural Competency

Chapter 11 Recovery Facilitating Service Planning: An Interdisciplinary Responsibility

Chapter 12 Consumer-Professional Partnerships During the Recovery Era

Chapter 13 Interdisciplinary Mental Health Consultation: A Key Skill for Mental Health Professionals

Chapter 14 Physical Health and Mental Health Care

Chapter 15 Evidence Based Practice in Community Mental Health

Chapter 16 Crisis Intervention and Support

Chapter 17 Early Intervention and Prevention of Long-Term Disability in Youth and Adults: The EASA Model

Chapter 18 Family Psychoeducation

Chapter 19 Assertive Community Treatment Teams

Chapter 20 Crisis Intervention Teams: A Boundary Spanning Collaboration Between the Law Enforcement and Mental Health Communities

Chapter 21 Case Management Contributions to Care

Chapter 22 Principles and Practices of Medication Management for People with Schizophrenia: Evolution Within a Recovery-Based Framework of Care

Chapter 23 Optimizing Medication in the Service of Recovery: Is There a Path for Reducing Over Utilization of Psychiatric Medications?

Chapter 24 Supported Housing, Socialization, Education and Employment

Chapter 25 Recovery and Community Mental Health

Chapter 26 Military Veterans and Families

Chapter 27 Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability

Chapter 28 Addressing Suicide Risk in Community Mental Health

Chapter 29 Jail Diversion: Using the Sequential Intercept Model

Chapter 30 New Promises: Specialized Dockets as Partnerships Between Treatment and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 31 The Use of Technology in a Community Mental Health Setting

Chapter 32 Establishing a Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care for Persons with Co-Occurring Conditions

Chapter 33 Transformational Leadership in Mental Health

Chapter 34 Psychiatric Risk Management: Efforts to Reduce Unforeseen Outcomes

Chapter 35 Quality Management and Program Evaluation

Chapter 36 A Social Systems Perspective on Leadership in Systems of Care

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