A Compendium of Psychosocial Measures: Assessment of People with Serious Mental Illness in the Community

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 22, 2009 - Psychology - 584 pages
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"Dale Johnson brings a rare and unique assortment of skills to this enterprise. . . .he has personally been immersed in the world of severe mental illness for many years÷and adds a compendium of appropriate tools for the research community."

--Harriet P. Lefley, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine (From the Foreword)

This book discusses the rationale for the selection of psychosocial measures used to assess adults with serious mental illnesses. The chapters examine the use and efficiency of various measurement tools that intend to evaluate diagnostic and functional specificity, life stressors, supportive resources, quality of life, and more.

The text also analyzes external factors that are vital to clients' clinical progress and continuing community tenure, such as continuity of care, housing resources, and family measures.

Key Features:

  • Presents the purpose of each measurement tool, the description, psychometric properties, reliability, validity, and usage guidelines in template format
  • Includes measurement tools for functional assessment, community living, social problem solving and coping, agency performance evaluation, and more
  • Contains research on treatment adherence, consumer satisfaction with mental health services, and feelings of empowerment
  • Evaluates the functioning and productivity of treatment and rehabilitation centers

This is the ideal tool for clinicians, psychiatrists, rehabilitation professionals, and other mental health professionals working with the mentally ill in hospital or community health settings.

 

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Contents

GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
1
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT
7
COMMUNITY LIVING
37
SOCIAL FUNCTIONING
51
GLOBAL ASSESSMENT
79
LEVEL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
101
INSIGHT AND JUDGMENT
133
STRESS
145
HOUSING
269
CULTURAL ISSUES
275
SPECIAL PURPOSE METHODS
279
AGENCY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
299
WORK BEHAVIORS
319
FAMILY MEASURES
331
PREMORBID ADJUSTMENT
363
PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS
383

SOCIAL PROBLEM SOLVING AND COPING
157
SOCIAL SUPPORT
165
QUALITY OF LIFE
175
CONSUMER SATISFACTION SCALES
213
CONTINUITY OF CARE
225
TREATMENT ADHERENCE
233
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
245
ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES AND GROUP PROCESSES
259
DEPRESSION
415
MANIA
443
ANXIETY
451
SCREENING
465
EMPOWERMENT RECOVERY AND STIGMA
491
References
505
Index
525
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About the author (2009)

DALE L. JOHNSON is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston, Texas. He is past president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and president-elect of the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders.

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