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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives.  This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles.  The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage indicating how to address medical problems while treating for mental illness, wellness and recovery, evidence based practices, and directions for future research.  Retaining the easy to read, engaging style, each chapter includes key terms with definitions, case studies, profiles of leaders in the field, special issues relating to treatment and ethics, and class exercises.  Providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field, the book is suitable as an undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for practitioners and academic researchers.

Special Features:

Provides new coverage on comorbid medical disorders, evidence based practices, wellness and recovery, and direction for future research

  • Identifies controversial issues relating to treatment and ethics
  • Supplies case study examples to illustrate chapter points
  • Highlights key terms with definitions and key topics
  • Offers focus questions and class exercises as a teaching tool


Hardbound, 568 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-387002-5


  • Foreword


    Part 1: Understanding the Nature of Severe Mental Illness

    Chapter 1 - The Experience of Mental Illness

    Chapter 2 - Symptoms and Etiology of Serious Mental Illness

    Chapter 3 - Course, Treatment, and Outcome of Severe Mental Illnesses

    Part 2: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology

    Chapter 4 - The Goals, Values, and Guiding principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    Chapter 5 - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Methods

    Part 3: Applications of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Methodology

    Chapter 6 - Health and Wellness

    Chapter 7 - Psychiatric Day Programming

    Chapter 8 - Assertive community Treatment and Case Management

    Chapter 9 - Co-occurring Disorders and Integrated Treatment

    Chapter 10 - Employment

    Chapter 11 - Supported Education

    Chapter 12 - Residential Services and Independent Living

    Chapter 13 - Self-help and Peer-delivered Services

    Chapter 14 - The Role of the Family in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    Chapter 15 - Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Acute Care and Hospital Settings





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