Psychiatric Rehabilitation / Edition 3

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The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives. This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles. The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage indicating how to address medical problems while treating for mental illness, wellness and recovery, evidence based practices, and directions for future research. Retaining the easy to read, engaging style, each chapter includes key terms with definitions, case studies, profiles of leaders in the field, special issues relating to treatment and ethics, and class exercises. Providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field, the book is suitable as an undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for practitioners and academic researchers.

Special Features:

Provides new coverage on comorbid medical disorders, evidence based practices, wellness and recovery, and direction for future research

  • Identifies controversial issues relating to treatment and ethics
  • Supplies case study examples to illustrate chapter points
  • Highlights key terms with definitions and key topics
  • Offers focus questions and class exercises as a teaching tool
  • New coverage of DSM-V diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, and daily living skills training
  • Retains case studies, boxed controversial issues, glossary

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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Editorial Reviews

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"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… Anyone who reads this book will be well prepared to start working in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. I highly recommend it." Rating: 5 Stars.—, April 25, 2014
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Reviewer: Marie A Dewitt, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive textbook written for courses in psychiatric rehabilitation. The second edition includes not only updates but also many improvements from the original edition published in 1999.
Purpose: This edition was published to reflect the numerous advances in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation since the original edition, including evidence-based guidelines that are displayed in gray boxes throughout the book. It also includes a new chapter on dual diagnosis for mental illness and substance abuse and focuses on the more prominent role psychiatric rehabilitation currently plays in mental health services.
Audience: The targeted audience includes students in psychiatric rehabilitation courses or certification programs. It may also serve as a reference for other mental health professionals and those involved in mental health policy.
Features: The book introduces psychiatric rehabilitation including the symptoms, course, and treatment of mental illness. It covers key players in the field's evolution as well as governmental and societal changes that have had an impact. The current role and direction of psychiatric rehabilitation is discussed in detail. Chapters are arranged well for the learner and include a chapter outline, chapter objectives, case study, evidence-based practice, summary, class exercise, and references. Controversial topics and important related material is provided in boxes throughout the chapter. A glossary and thorough index end the book. One chapter is dedicated to dual diagnosis and another focuses on the role of the family in rehabilitation.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive textbook for students studying psychiatric rehabilitation either in a certification program or as part of allied health care training. Chapters are complete and well organized. Clinical examples and additional commentary are tied into the chapters, making the material easier to understand and apply.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123870025
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 174,167
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (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 1: Understanding the Nature of Severe Mental Illness

Chapter 1 - The Experience of Mental Illness

Chapter 2 - Symptoms and Etiology of Serious Mental Illness

Chapter 3 - Course, Treatment, and Outcome of Severe Mental Illnesses

Part 2: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology

Chapter 4 - The Goals, Values, and Guiding principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Chapter 5 - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Methods

Part 3: Applications of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology

Chapter 6 - Health and Wellness

Chapter 7 - Psychiatric Day Programming

Chapter 8 - Assertive community Treatment and Case Management

Chapter 9 - Co-occurring Disorders and Integrated Treatment

Chapter 10 - Employment

Chapter 11 - Supported Education

Chapter 12 - Residential Services and Independent Living

Chapter 13 - Self-help and Peer-delivered Services

Chapter 14 - The Role of the Family in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Chapter 15 - Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Acute Care and Hospital Settings




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