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

Dr. Dale Johnson PhD

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ISBN 10: 0826118178 / ISBN 13: 9780826118172
Published by Springer Publishing Company, 2009
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Title: A Compendium of Psychosocial Measures: ...

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1.

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This book is the only comprehensive source of measurement tools for researchers who investigate the lives, treatment, and potential for recovery of adults with serious mental illnesses who live in the community. Directed towards outcome assessment, environmental assessment, and treatment planning assessment, this research-based compendium discusses assessment instruments in terms of both their psychometric properties and with respect to their real life applications in the lives of patients. This book offers a comprehensive source of assessment tools. It includes assessment tools for treatment and rehabilitation centers. It is designed for use by any mental health professional. Intuitive organization helps mental health professionals pinpoint the right tool for their patient.

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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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