The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness involves a set of integrated, systematic interventions that stabilize individuals with severe mental illness and help them avoid unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. This volume focuses on those suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and substance dependence, and provides individual practitioners and professional teams with the tools for responding to crisis and delivering acute care. The authors bolster the text with real-world case examples, helpful diagrams, and printable worksheets.
Justin M. Simpson is a licensed psychologist who has spent a significant part of his career providing services within hospital diversion programs. He has a private clinical practice in White Plains, New York, where he provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to patients in Westchester County and New York City. He also works for the Mental Health Association of Westchester as the coordinator of a multidisciplinary assessment center. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. Glendon L. Moriarty is a licensed psychologist and professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University. He is the author of the Pastoral Care of Depression: Helping Clients Heal Their Relationship with God, lead editor of The God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy, and editor of Integrating Faith and Psychology. He has received the Leadership Award, Fellowship Award, and Distinguished Young Alumni Award and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
Preface1. Hospital Diversion ProgramsWhy Do Hospital Diversion Programs Exist?Do Hospital Diversion Programs Work?2. Integrative and Multimodal TreatmentIntegrative TreatmentMultimodal Therapy3. Severe Mental Illness Treatment Literature: An OverviewSchizophrenia and Schizoaffective DisorderBipolar and Major Depressive DisorderPTSD and Panic DisorderSubstance-Related Disorders4. Multimodal Acute CareA Review of Crisis and Brief Intervention ModelsA Proposed Acute Care ApproachTheoretical Basis of the ApproachA Recovery-Oriented ApproachComponents of Multimodal Acute Care5. Fundamental Tools and TechniquesSuicide/Self-Harm AssessmentDrug ScreenCrisis Action PlanContractsImprove Coping SkillsActivity SchedulingAssertiveness TrainingMedication AdherenceGeneral Tips for Addressing Social and Environmental Issues6. Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective DisorderPerform AssessmentEstablish EquilibriumAddress Social and Environmental IssuesRelapse Prevention7. Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder Perform Assessment Establish Equilibrium Address Social and Environmental Issues Relapse Prevention8. PTSD and Panic DisorderPerform AssessmentEstablish EquilibriumAddress Social and Environmental IssuesRelapse Prevention9. Substance-Related Disorders Perform Assessment Establish Equilibrium Address Social and Environmental Issues Relapse Prevention10. Important Treatment Considerations Unique Challenges Associated with the Borderline Personality Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health Treatment Religion and Spirituality as a Coping Resource ConclusionAppendix A: Crisis Action PlanAppendix B: Thought Change WorksheetAppendix C: Stress-Vulnerability Model DiagramsReferencesIndex
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