Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice: Cases and Practical Applications (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Political Science - 480 pages
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"Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice should be required reading for all clinical practitioners and students. Author Susan W. Gray provides a competency-based assessment model that moves away from looking at mental illness as a 'disease' to capturing people's strengths and the uniqueness of their experience with mental illness."
—Alex Gitterma
Zachs Professor and Director of PhD Program
bUniversity of Connecticut School of Social Work /bp"iCompetency-Based Assessment in Mental Health Practice®/sup in a manner that graduate students and clinicians can easily understand and apply, but it also presents a competency-based type of clinical assessment that most effectively integrates the social work practice orientation that acknowledges, appreciates, and nurtures client strengths, resilience, and client ability for empowerment."
—Agathi Glezakos, PhD, LCSW
School of Social Work
California State University, Long Beach

A competency-based assessment model integrating
DSM classifications for a complete, strengths-based diagnosis

Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice introduces a unique, competency-based assessment that presents a brief overview of the major mental disorders that practitioners will likely encounter in their work with clients, followed by a series of case studies and practical applications.

This book provides valuable guidance for clinicians to make assessments grounded in client strengths and possibilities for a more therapeutically complete picture of every client's "story."

Organized around selected diagnostic categories from the DSM-IV-TR, this hands-on guide offers a multidimensional look at the many factors that play a role in a client's life. Its holistic approach to the assessment process considers each client's unique experience with mental illness, through a concurrent evaluation of strengths and pathology, in order to set the stage for realistic optimism about the potential for change.

  

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Contents

Overview of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
3
References
7
Setting the Stage for CompetencyBased Assessments
24
The Partnership With Strengths Empowerment and Resilience
31
Summary
37
The CompetencyBased Assessment
45
Assessment Guidelines
51
Disorders in Infancy Childhood or Adolescence
57
The SubstanceRe1ated Disorders
133
Schizophrenia and Qther Psychotic Disorders
169
The Mood Disorders
213
Listing of Case Diagnoses
245
Listing of Case Diagnoses
277
The Dissociative Disorders 3 1 1
311
Listing of Case Diagnoses
367
Listing of Case Diagnoses
401

Listing of Case Diagnoses
93
Delirium and Dementia
99
Listing of Case Diagnoses
129
Author Index
431
Subject Index
439
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About the author (2011)

Susan W. Gray, PhD, EdD, LCSW, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University and was a member of the task force responsible for creating the Advanced Practice in Clinical Social Work Standards for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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