Assertive Outreach - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443073755, 9780702036583

Assertive Outreach

1st Edition

A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice

Authors: Peter Ryan Steve Morgan
eBook ISBN: 9780702036583
Paperback ISBN: 9780443073755
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st March 2004
Page Count: 286

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This book gives a comprehensive, evidence-based account of assertive outreach from a strengths perspective. It emphasizes developing a collaborative approach to working with the service user, which stresses the achievement of the service user's own aspirations, and building upon the service user's own strengths and resources. The book provides a comprehensive, authoritative approach to the subject, that combines an overview of the policy and practice issues. It makes use of extensive case study material to illustrate individual and team circumstances.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and authoritative
  • Integrates policy and practice
  • Extensive use of case study material
  • Evidence-based

Table of Contents

Part 1 – A Guide to Policy
1. The Origins and Evidence for Case Management
2. The Transformation of Case Management into Assertive Outreach: The Policy Context 1985-2003
3. The Purpose and Principles of a ‘Strengths’ Approach
Part 2 – A Guide to Practice
1. Ethical Dilemmas
2. The Foundations of Creative Collaboration
3. Targeting: Who is the Client?
4. Developing Trusting Working Relationships
5. Strengths Assessment
6. Care Planning and Care Coordination
7. Working with the Service User
8. Risk-Taking
9. Practice Based Evidence


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About the Authors

Peter Ryan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mental Health, Middlesex University, Chair of Mental Health Academic Group, Chair of ENTER Mental Health

Steve Morgan

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Mental Health Consultancy, 'Practice-Based Evidence', London