Psychiatric Rehabilitation / Edition 2

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Psychiatric rehabilitation refers to community treatment of people with mental disorders. Community treatment has recently become far more widespread due to deinstitutionalization at government facilities. This book is an update of the first edition's discussion of types of mental disorders, including etiology, symptoms, course, and outcome, types of community treatment programs, case management strategies, and vocational and educational rehabilitation. Providing a comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field, this book is suitable both as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses, a training tool for mental health workers, and a reference for academic researchers studying mental health. The book is written in an easy to read, engaging style. Each chapter contains highlighted and defined key terms, focus questions and key topics, a case study example, special sections on controversial issues of treatment or ethics, and other special features.

• New chapters on supported education and integrated dual diagnosis treatment services
• Comprehensive overview of all models and approaches of psychiatric rehabilitation
• Special inserts on Evidence-Based Practices
• New content on Wellness and Recovery
• Class exercises for each chapter
• Profiles of leaders in the field
• Case study examples illustrate chapter points

Audience: Undergraduates and graduates in rehabilitation training, counseling, and clinical psychology. Researchers and academics in clinical and counseling psychology. Individuals in mental health certificate courses and in-service training at mental health centers and psychiatric rehabilitation facilities.

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"...a comprehensive textbook for students studying psychiatric rehabilitation. Chapters are complete and well organized...making the material easier to understand and apply."
- Doody Enterprises, Inc.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is the third edition of a review of the current and historical data and treatments for psychiatric patients in need of psychiatric rehabilitation.
Purpose: The purpose is to detail all levels of psychiatric rehabilitation and note what has changed over time as well as what has proven most effective, given that each patient is in need of different services.
Audience: Although intended primarily for mental health professionals involved in psychiatric rehabilitation, the book can be used by laypersons as well.
Features: The first two parts of the book present an understanding of the nature of mental illness and psychiatric rehabilitation principles and methodology, which are self explanatory. The final part, the lengthiest, is on the application of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and methodology and covers a wide range of topics — health and wellness, day programming, assertive community treatment, and employment, among others. It addresses all of the possible areas of psychiatric rehabilitation and how to implement each one. Each chapter itself is filled with charts, tables, graphs, or stories about fictional patients. There are thorough summaries at the end as well as class exercises. Inset topics in each section address controversial issues — harm reduction vs. abstinence for substance abuse, for example - in an objective fashion, presenting opposing viewpoints as well. The historical aspect of psychiatric rehabilitation is interwoven into the discussions on current treatment principles and methodologies. The indexes, glossary, and references are extensive and helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent guide to understanding how far treatment of mentally ill patients has come. From institutionalization to assertive community treatment and independent living, the field has changed significantly in a short period of time. Although there is a foreword, I would have liked more of an introduction before diving into the first chapter on mental illness. The principles espoused here are person-centered and empirically validated treatments, which are so needed in the field of psychosocial treatments. Anyone who reads this book will be well prepared to start working in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125644310
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 657,967
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlos W. Pratt, PhD, CPRP, is Professor, and Director of the PhD Program in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The program he helped establish and directs is the first to offer the doctoral degree in this emerging field. He completed his BA at Glassboro State College in New Jersey and his MA at Teachers College, Columbia University. After many years providing services for persons with severe mental illness he completed his PhD at Hofstra University. In addition to numerous conference presentations and book chapters, he has authored articles in Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, OT Practice, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Community Mental Health Journal, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills and Rehabilitation Education. He is a Commissioner of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) Commission and a past President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Nora Barrett is an Associate Professor in the Rutgers Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and Director of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology. She is responsible for overseeing the program’s curriculum and ensuring that it reflects current best practices in the field. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching psychiatric rehabilitation courses. She frequently presents at conferences, provides consultation and training on topics such as individualized recovery planning and ethical practice, and has published a number of articles. She has served on the Board of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and its New Jersey affiliate, NJPRA. She is also a founding member of the Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators. She is an active advocate for recovery-oriented services and the credentialing of psychiatric rehabilitation providers. Professor Barrett also worked for more than a decade as a direct practitioner, clinical supervisor and mental health administrator.

Melissa M. Roberts, PhD, CPRP is a Professor and Director of the Integrated Employment Institute (IEI) in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As Director of IEI she oversees the development and delivery of training and technical assistance designed to improve employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities. Additionally, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in career services, organizational management, and supervision. She has presented workshops and trainings at conferences throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. Dr. Roberts has extensive experience in the development and delivery of exemplary services. She has provided training to hundreds of service providers, consumers and families. Dr. Roberts is a recipient of the NJ APSE Rebecca McDonald Leadership Award, the NJPRA Mort Gati Award for a career that exemplifies the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation, and the UMDNJ Excellence in Research award.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding the Nature of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
The Experience of Mental Illness: An Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Symptoms and Etiology of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Course, Outcome, and Treatment of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Part II: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology
Goals, Values and Guiding Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Methods
Part III: Applications of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology
Case Management Strategies
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Programming
Vocational and Educational Rehabilitation
Residential Services and Independent Living
Consumers as Advocates and Providers of Supports and Services
The Role of the Family in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Providing Services to Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Who are also Chemical Abusers

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