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Get expert and easy-to-use help in treating your clients who are chronically mentally ill. The Functional Needs Assessment Treatment Guide describes how to help your clients achieve demonstrable progress. The Functional Needs Assessment (FNA) is a "show-me" assessment; it enables one to identify and build on the patient's abilities as the foundation for growth, rather than focusing on a list of deficits to be overcome. The assessment usually takes less than an hour to administer.
The many charts and examples explain how to use the six FNA programs in communication, self-care, nutritional management, community skills, prevocational skills, and preplacement skills. Additional examples and reproducible worksheets demonstrate how to adapt the components of the FNA to create one's own programs for a wide variety of treatment settings. The FNA program elements also provide detailed information for regulatory agencies that evaluate the process, outcome, and quality of occupational therapy interventions.

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* Provides tools for:
* Patient assessment
* Individual treatment planning
* Program development
* Program evaluation

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Lynn Blewett Dombrowski, M.S., OTR/L, received a master of science in occupational therapy and a bachelor of science in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also received an associate degree in occupational therapy from Erie Community College in Williamsville, New York. She is certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association and licensed by the state of New York. She has given numerous lectures on the Functional Needs Assessment program in the northeast United States, Canada, and Australia.Ms. Dombrowski was a senior occupational therapist in the inpatient division of a New York state psychiatric center, where her duties included program planning, direct clinical service, student supervision, and in-service training. She was previously the assistant to the coordinator of the day treatment program at the Niagara Falls Memorial Community Mental Health Center in Niagara Falls, New York.

Marilyn A. Kane, M.A., OTR/L, received her master of arts in occupational therapy from New York University. She also has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy and registered for licensure by the state of New York.Ms. Kane is currently assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator for Keuka College in Keuka, New York. Prior to this, she was department manager for occupational therapy, vocational, and educational services at Willard Psychiatric Center. She also provided direct services to acute and chronic psychiatric clients and managed interdisciplinary treatment teams. At Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York, Ms. Kane managed the occupational and recreational therapy department and was program manager for a clinic and day treatment service in the Syracuse community.

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Lynn Blewett Dombrowski; Marilyn A. Kane
Published by Academic Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0127845879 ISBN 13: 9780127845876
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