The Strengths Model: Case Management with People with Psychiatric Disabilities

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Medical - 289 pages
Much has occurred since the publication of the first edition of this classic textbook. Recovery from psychiatric disabilities has become the new vision for mental health services. It has placed a new eminence on consumer resiliency, choice, self-determination, shared decision-making, and empowerment. Implementing evidence-based services has become a major focus of service system reform internationally.

The Strengths Model, Second Edition firmly grounds the strengths model of case management within the recovery paradigm and details evidence-based guidelines for practice. In clear language the authors describe the conceptual underpinnings, theory, empirical support, principles, and practice methods that comprise the strengths model of case management. A chapter on the organizational structure and management methods necessary for successful implementation of the model make this a valuable tool for trainers, supervisors, and quality assurance personnel.

This thoroughly updated edition reflects the dynamic nature of the strengths model. Practice methods have been added and refined and more detailed descriptions provided. Practice tools have been improved and new ones, like the Strengths Model Fidelity Instrument, added. New case vignettes have been added to give the reader a vivid picture of the methods in actual practice. A user-friendly guide for students and professionals, The Strengths Model remains the only book available that systematically translates the ideas and conceptions about the strengths model into a set of empirically derived practices for people with psychiatric disabilities.

 

Contents

History Critique and Useful Conceptions Toward a Strengths Paradigm
3
A Beginning Theory of Strengths
34
The Purpose Principles and Research Results of the Strengths Model
54
Engagement and Relationship A New Partnership
73
Strengths Assessment Amplifying the Well Part of the Individual
91
Personal Planning Creating the Achievement Agenda
121
Resource Acquisition Putting Community Back into Community Mental Health
161
Supportive Case Management Context Creating the Conditions for Effectiveness
201
Afterword
246
SpiritBreaking Behaviors
248
HopeInducing Behaviors
251
Areas to Explore through the Strengths Assessment
254
Quality Review of Strengths Assessment
262
Strengths CaseManagement Fidelity Scale
264
References
267
Index
281

Strengths Model Epilogue Commonly Asked Questions Objections and Managed Care
235

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