Client-Centered Reasoning: Narratives of People with Mental Illness

Client-Centered Reasoning: Narratives of People with Mental Illness

by Pat Precin

Paperback(Reprint ed.)

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This unique book fosters the development of clinical reasoning skills through the use of narratives, logs, activities, role-play exercises, and critical analyses by the author. It prepares students and professionals to work with clients who have impaired psychosocial functioning due to mental illness and/or substance abuse.

* Activities, questions and role-playing exercises are provided to encourage students to devise appropriate intervention strategies
* Narratives, written by mental health patients, help students and clinicians gain a better understanding of the issues faced by people with psychological problems
* Critical Analyses of patient narratives helps readers develop critical reasoning skills

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626548596
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 12/21/2014
Edition description: Reprint ed.
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 657,046
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Client Centered Reasoning Ingredients; Suicide: It Could Happen to You; We are People Too, Same Wants and Needs as You; Order in the Court: Clients' Rights; Am I Mark When I Am Manic: Personality and Functional Changes due to Mental Illness; I Feel Like I Am 200 Years Old: Physical Pains of Mental Illness; Rock Bottom: The Lowest Point in My Life; There is Nothing Wrong with Me: Denial and Other Defenses; You Can Make It On Broken Pieces: The Experience of Psychosocial Distress; Depression: Losses, Loneliness, and Intervention; Substance Abuse: Triggers, Recovery, and Relapse; Violence, Aggression and Hypersexuality; Analysis of Logs I: Growth Throughout the Internship; Analysis of Logs II: Writing Between the Lines

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