In the early 1990s, James Kennedy pioneered a systematic approach to treatment planning that since has been widely lauded and adopted. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V: A New Psychiatric Assessment of Patient Functioning is a hands-on guide to the Kennedy Axis V (K Axis). This fast and powerful instrument is at the heart of James A. Kennedy's approach to psychiatric treatment planning.
Mastering the Kennedy Axis V is a versatile, practical workbook developed to help clinicians (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses) gain essential knowledge and skills in using the K Axis. An excellent training tool, this easy-to-use guide walks you step-by-step through the concepts and uses of the seven subscales: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living/occupational skills, substance abuse, medical impairment, and ancillary impairment. Through a wide variety of clinical vignettes, you'll gain practical experience in using the K Axis to rate information and create comprehensive clinical profiles.
Developed as an alternative to the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), the Kennedy Axis V is clear, intuitive, effective -- and preferred by a growing number of clinicians. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V provides a user-friendly roadmap to using the K Axis to more thoroughly assess patients' clinical status, resulting in better treatment and outcome.show more