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Psychiatry Takes to the Streets: Outreach and Crisis Intervention for the Mentally Ill / Edition 1

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Practical, how-to examples of community-based intervention models focus on the most difficult-to-reach, disaffiliated populations with chronic and serious mental illness. Through clinical vignettes, workers in the field identify emerging populations of noninstitutionalized and deinstitutionalized patient groups, suggest appropriate intervention strategies, and chronicle the development and implementation of mobile outreach programs, assertive community treatment, home visitation, and "gatekeeper" geriatric care. Analyzed as well are the elements-- staff composition, style of intervention, and vital service linkages--crucial for therapeutic success.

This important and timely volume outlines the challenge of community care in the post-deinstitutionalization era. It provides models of strategic clinical intervention with the most difficult-to-reach populations of seriously and chronically mentally ill. Unique service needs of the homeless mentally ill, young adult chronics, and isolated impaired elderly are discussed in relation to a number of outreach programs in a wide range of community settings. The authors discuss necessary ingredients for therapeutic success in terms of staff composition, style of intervention and service linkages. The volume highlights common elements necessary for successful community treatment of sub-populations of high risk individuals, while at the same time it recognizes the differences inherent in divergent treatment models, patient types and communities.

Homeless mentally ill/character-disordered young adults/cri- sis ridden young adults/trmt-resistant chronic pat./elderly.

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Addresses the challenges of community mental health care in the post- deinstitutionalization era, presenting several innovative intervention models for engaging the most difficult-to-reach, disaffiliated populations with chronic and serious mental illness, including the homeless mentally ill, character-disordered young adults, crisis- ridden young adults, treatment-resistant chronic young adult patients, and isolated, impaired elderly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898624267
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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