Serious Mental Illness and the Family: The Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

Praise for Serious Mental Illness and the Family "Serious Mental Illness and the Family is unique in building assessment, intervention, and collaborative strategies around specific types of clinical cases and life scenarios. The book will be an invaluable aid to mental health professionals working with severely ill clients and their families." —Harriet P. Lefley, PhD Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Miami School of Medicine "Dr. Marsh is very knowledgeable about families, yet is also very compassionate in her approach to the experience of families who are frequently traumatized by a mental illness in a family member. Professionals who work with families of people with mental illness will find [this] book extremely helpful in their work..a rich source of information." —LeRoy Spaniol, PhD Executive Publisher, The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal "Dr. Diane Marsh has given the mental health field yet another brilliant resource..any psychiatric service provider can pick up this book and immediately find useful strategies for commonly occurring communication difficulties in both the initial interview and ongoing therapeutic interactions." —Mary D. Moller, MSN, ARNP, CS CEO, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Nurses, Inc. "[A] timely and important work.enriched with dozens of case vignettes, useful strategies, and profound insight. The writing is crystal clear, approachable, and engaging with satisfying depth and detail. Dr. Marsh is able to translate contemporary family theory content and new ideas into meaningful principles of practice for helping the spouses and partners, children, siblings, and other family members of people with severe mental illness." —Kia J. Bentley, PhD, LCSW Associate Professor, School of Social Work Virginia Commonwealth University

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This book explores the family experience of serious mental illness by incorporating case vignettes. It also assists practitioners in designing a service plan for individual client families and offers empirical support for all intervention strategies.

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A practical guide to working with families of people suffering from serious mental illness, with sections on background, family needs and experiences, family interventions, and individual family members and their unique roles. Covers specific intervention strategies such as support groups, education, and psychotherapy, and suggests resolutions for common problems. Other subjects include ethical and legal issues, diagnosis, and reimbursement. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

BACKGROUND.

Working With Families.

Foundations of Professional Practice.

FAMILY EXPERIENCES AND NEEDS.

The Family Experience of Mental Illness.

Life Span Perspectives.

The Family Adaptation Process.

Developing Family and Personal Action Plans.

FAMILY INTERVENTIONS.

Family Intervention Strategies: Family Consultation.

Family Intervention Strategies: Information, Skills, and Support.

Family Interventions: Psychotherapy.

Coping with Challenges.

WORKING WITH INDIVIDUAL FAMILY MEMBERS.

Working With Parents.

Working With Spouses.

Working With Siblings.

Working With Offspring.

Model Programs for Families.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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