Treatment and Rehabilitation of Severe Mental Illness

Treatment and Rehabilitation of Severe Mental Illness : A Comprehensive Approach

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Synthesizing the growing body of biomedical and psychosocial research on the nature and treatment of severe mental illness, this volume presents an innovative framework for planning and implementing effective rehabilitation services. An integrative model of case formulation is described that conceptualizes the individual's recovery on multiple levels: physiological, cognitive, interpersonal, behavioral, and environmental. The authors draw on outcome research and extensive clinical experience to identify interventions of known effectiveness, including psychopharmacology, functional assessment, behavioral analysis, and cognitive therapies. Outlining a comprehensive approach to assessment, treatment, and progress evaluation, the book also provides practical recommendations for program development and staff training.A broad range of professionals involved in treatment and rehabilitation of people with severe mental illness, including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as advanced students in these areas. Also of interest to nurses, hospital administrators, and social more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138871532
  • 9781138871533

Table of contents

Part I: Key Concepts. An Integrated Paradigm: Origins in Psychopathology, Rehabilitation, and Clinical Practice. The Psychopathology of Severe Mental Illness. The Structure of Clinical Assessment, Formulation, and Rehabilitation Planning. Part II: Assessment And Treatment Techniques. The Neurophysiological Level of Functioning. The Neurocognitive Level of Functioning. Models of Neurocognitive Recovery. Neurocognitive Interventions. Social-Cognitive Processes in Research and Treatment. The Sociobehavioral Level of Functioning. Person-Environment Interactions. Part III: The Organizational Context Of Rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Team: Structures and Processes. Administration and Management of Rehabilitation Services. Appendices: 1. A Prototype Problem Set for Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of People with Disabling Mental Illness. 2. Rehabilitation Plan and Progress Evaluation Documents. 3. An Algorithm for Treatment and Rehabilitation of more