Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Hardcover | February 12, 2013

EditorKenneth Yeager, David Cutler, Dale Svendsen

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In 2012, we find ourselves just passing the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower Commission Report (1961) and approaching the same anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act (1963). These landmark events launched the community mental health movement. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and thePresident's New Freedom Commission (2003) have continued this work by establishing funding sources and highlighting the importance of recovery and excellence in care. Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach integrates each of the key concepts contained within the presidentialreports and landmark legislation into the context of today's community service delivery system. This pathfinding textbook promises to revolutionize community mental health training by responding to the realities of modern health care delivery systems, presenting an integrated, interdisciplinary paradigm of care. Extraordinarily broad in coverage, it will open a door of possibilities to thosecaring for the mentally ill in the community. Recognizing that community-based services must be truly collaborative in order to be effective and efficient, the editors have assembled a cast of contributors from among the brightest lights in community practice. Chapter authors, who are currentlydoing interdisciplinary work successfully on a daily basis, will collaborate on writing teams to offer their insight into the problems and triumphs that are part of this approach. They will cover not only macro issues such as the economics of behavioral healthcare, reimbursement models, and qualityimprovement, but the specific skills necessary for competent practice such as treatment planning, clinical documentation, risk management, and partnering with members of a team that may include social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurses. Twenty additional chapters will provide detailedroadmaps to practices and programs that have been shown to be effective when delivered in a community setting - such as supported employment, assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, crisis intervention training (CIT), family psychoeducation, and supported housing - and will be grounded ineducational benchmarks, healthcare reform opportunities, and cultural competencies.By definition community mental health practice is never static. As communities change, the profession changes, and in recent years changes in funding have drastically impacted the system of care. We need empirically supported interventions, to include the voice of the consumers and their families,and have a way to educate current and future professionals so that we all truly work together.

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In 2012, we find ourselves just passing the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower Commission Report (1961) and approaching the same anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act (1963). These landmark events launched the community mental health movement. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and thePresident's New Freedom Commission (2003) have...

Kenneth Yeager, PhD, LISW, is the Director of Quality and Operational Improvement for The Ohio State University Harding Hospital, Administrative Director of The OSU Harding Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University. David Cutler, MD, is Professor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199798060

ISBN - 13:9780199798063

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Table of Contents

1. Public Mental Health in America: "Enlightenment" to Accountable Care2. State Psychiatric Hospitals in the Twenty-First Century3. Involuntary Civil Commitment: Applying Evolving Policy and Legal Determination in Community Mental Health4. Trauma Informed Care5. An Approach to Interdisciplinary Mental Health Work in South-Verona, Italy6. Bridging the Interdisciplinary Training Gap7. Recovery and Resiliency: Transitioning from the Hospital to the Community8. The Importance of Preparing Medical Students for Community Psychiatry9. The Power of Groups in Serious Mental Illness: Integrated Pathways to Recovery10. Cultural Competency11. Recovery Facilitating Service Planning: An Interdisciplinary Responsibility12. Consumer-Professional Partnerships During the Recovery Era13. Interdisciplinary Mental Health Consultation: A Key Skill for Mental Health Professionals14. Physical Health and Mental Health Car15. Evidence Based Practice in Community Mental Health16. Crisis Intervention and Supp17. Early Intervention and Prevention of Long-Term Disability in Youth and Adults: The EASA Model18. Family Psychoeducation19. Assertive Community Treatment Teams20. Crisis Intervention Teams: A Boundary Spanning Collaboration Between the Law Enforcement and Mental Health Communities21. Case Management Contributions to Care22. Principles and Practices of Medication Management for People with Schizophrenia: Evolution Within a Recovery-Based Framework of Care23. Optimizing Medication in the Service of Recovery: Is There a Path for Reducing Over Utilization of Psychiatric Medications?24. Supported Housing, Socialization, Education and Employment25. Recovery and Community Mental Health26. Military Veterans and Famil27. Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability28. Addressing Suicide Risk in Community Mental Healt29. Jail Diversion: Using the Sequential Intercept Model30. New Promises: Specialized Dockets as Partnerships Between Treatment and the Criminal Justice System31. The Use of Technology in a Community Mental Health Setting32. Establishing a Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care for Persons with Co-Occurring Conditions33. Transformational Leadership in Mental Health34. Psychiatric Risk Management: Efforts to Reduce Unforeseen Outcomes35. Quality Management and Program Evaluation36. A Social Systems Perspective on Leadership in Systems of Care