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Practical and evidence-based, this unique book is the first comprehensive text focused on person-centered approaches to people with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It reflects a range of views and findings regarding assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, self-help, policy-making, education and research.

It is highly recommended for all healthcare professionals, students, researchers and educators involved in general practice, psychiatry, nursing, social work, clinical psychology and therapy. Healthcare service providers, and policy makers and shapers, will find the bookís wide-ranging, multi-professional approach enlightening.
 


Table of Contents:

bullet Introduction: Background and overview

bullet Framework

bullet Foundations and ethics of person-centered approaches to individuals with serious mental illness

bullet Historical antecedents of contemporary person-centered approaches to serious mental illness

bullet Moral treatment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

bullet Rogerian and related psychotherapies in the twentieth century

bullet Magnitude of the problem

bullet Mood disorders: major depressive disorder and bipolar disorders

bullet Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder

bullet The personís experience of the illness

bullet The lived experience: narratives through the lens of wellness

bullet The relationship between the person with a serious mental illness and his or her disorder

bullet Understanding the context of the individual

bullet Collaborating with families of people with serious mental illness

bullet Trans-cultural issues in person-centered care for people with serious mental illness

bullet Environmental interventions in relation to people with serious mental illness

bullet Mental health systems and policy in relation to people with serious mental illness

bullet The person/patient-clinician relationship

bullet Therapeutic relationships with people with serious mental illness

bullet Clinical communications with persons who have serious mental illnesses

bullet Shared/collaborative care for people with serious mental illness

bullet Serious mental illness of special populations

bullet Person-centered approaches for adolescents with serious mental illness

bullet Dual diagnosis: individualized approach

bullet Serious mental illness: person-centered approaches in a forensic psychiatry setting

bullet Treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders using shared decision making and electronic decision-support systems

bullet Management and finding common ground

bullet Person-centered assessment of people with serious mental illness

bullet Person-centered approaches to psychopharmacology for people with serious mental illness

bullet Person-centered individual psychotherapy for adults with serious mental illness

bullet Cognitive and psychiatric rehabilitation: person-centered ingredients for success

bullet Prevention and health promotion

bullet Cultivating physical health and wellness utilising a person-centered approach

bullet Self-help and peer-operated services

bullet Constraints

bullet Some sober reflections on person-centered care

bullet Academic activities

bullet Implications of serious mental illness for evidence-based practices

bullet Educating service providers and researchers in person-centered principles related to serious mental illness

bullet Conclusion

bullet Making sure the person is involved in person-centered care

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