Psychological Recovery

Author: Retta Andresen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119975166
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers a succinct model of recovery from serious mental illness, synthesizing stories of lived experience to provide a framework for clinical work and research in the field of recovery. • Places the process of recovery within the context of normal human growth and development • Compares and contrasts concepts of recovery from mental illness with the literature on grief, loss and trauma • Situates recovery within the growing field of positive psychology – focusing on the active, hopeful process • Describes a consumer-oriented, stage-based model of psychological recovery which is unique in its focus on intrapersonal processes

Wellbeing Recovery and Mental Health

Author: Mike Slade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316839567
Format: PDF
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This book brings together two bodies of knowledge - wellbeing and recovery. Wellbeing and 'positive' approaches are increasingly influencing many areas of society. Recovery in mental illness has a growing empirical evidence base. For the first time, overlaps and cross-fertilisation opportunities between the two bodies of knowledge are identified. International experts present innovations taking place within the mental health system, which include wellbeing-informed new therapies, e-health approaches and peer-led recovery communities. State-of-the-art applications of wellbeing to the wider community are also described, across education, employment, parenting and city planning. This book will be of interest to anyone connected with the mental health system, especially people using and working in services, and clinical and administrators leaders, and those interested in using research from the mental health system in the wider community.

Beyond Schizophrenia

Author: Marjorie L. Baldwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442248343
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged group in the labor market. As a researcher of economics and disability and the mother of a son with schizophrenia, the author speaks from both professional and personal experience. First, she looks at societal factors that affect employment outcomes for persons with schizophrenia (or other serious mental illness), including stigma and discrimination, investments in human capital, the quality of mental health services, and the support of family and friends. Then she examines workplace factors that affect employment outcomes, including employer mandates in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the decision to disclose a diagnosis of mental illness at work, the interaction between job demands and functional limitations, and job accommodations for persons with a serious mental illness. Giving weight to both perspectives, the final chapter outlines a set of policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for this population.

Beyond Medication

Author: David Garfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723562
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis. Organized from the clinician’s point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of the therapeutic process with a sequence of chapters that outline the progressive steps of engagement necessary to recovery. Both the editors and contributors challenge the established medical model by placing the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the treatment process, thus supplanting medication as the single most important element in recovery. Divided into three parts, topics of focus include: Strengthening the patient The mechanism of therapeutic change Sustaining the therapeutic approach. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals working with psychosis including psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness

Author: Mike Watts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317536347
Format: PDF, Docs
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Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness presents research that challenges the prevailing view that recovery from ‘mental illness’ must take place within the boundaries of traditional mental health services. While Watts and Higgins accept that medical treatment may be a vital start to some people’s recovery, they argue that mental health problems can also be resolved through everyday social interactions, and through peer and community support. Using a narrative approach, this book presents detailed recovery stories of 26 people who received various diagnoses of ‘mental illness’ and were involved in a mutual help group known as ‘GROW’. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of each story, chapters offer new understandings of the journey into mental distress and a progressive entrapment through a combination of events, feelings, thoughts and relationships. The book also discusses the process of ongoing personal liberation and healing which assists recovery, and suggests that friendship, social involvement, compassion, and nurturing processes of change all play key factors in improved mental well-being. This book provides an alternative way of looking at ‘mental illness’ and demonstrates many unexplored avenues and paths to recovery that need to be considered. As such, it will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and occupational therapy, as well as to service providers, policymakers and peer support organisations. The narratives of recovery within the book should also be a source of hope to people struggling with ‘mental illness’ and emotional distress

Recovery in Mental Illness

Author: Ruth O. Ralph
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591471639
Format: PDF
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Recovery in Mental Illness: Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness explores what recovery means from various perspectives, drawing from sociological models and from qualitative studies that incorporate mental health consumers' subjective experiences. Readers seeking to better understand the nature of wellness will find a rich and nuanced discussion of recovery as process, outcome, and natural occurrence. Researchers and therapists alike will benefit from this examination of evidence-based services and consumer-endorsed practices that may not be measurable by traditional quantitative methodologies.

Person Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Author: Catherine N. Dulmus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118653351
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Both timely and critical for recovery-oriented practice, this book provides practitioners with the focused, essential knowledge and skills to be truly person-centered and recovery-oriented when supporting an individual's recovery journey. Dulmus and Nisbet have provided the field with an overdue practical resource. Making the recovery planner's best practice individual recovery plan format available on CD-ROM is brilliant, and every agency will want to incorporate it into its EMR." —Linda Rosenberg, President/CEO National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, D.C. "This is a practical and useful tool for case managers and community support workers who are assisting people with serious mental illness toward recovery. Working in a person-centered fashion is what our consumers want and expect, but to date, there have been few published tools with practical value for frontline staff. This resource is timely and relevant." —Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions, Delmar, New York; former NYS Commissioner of Mental Health and Chair of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2002–2003 Proven guidance for creating effective person-centered plans that facilitate the recovery process for individuals with serious mental illness Recent national and international mental health policy is promoting service delivery models that incorporate person-centered and recovery-oriented approaches, in which individuals are in the lead role, defining their own goals for their individualized recovery plans. Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness provides mental health practitioners with a useful resource to implement person-centered planning within a recovery framework when working with individuals with a serious mental illness. Providing a succinct overview of the historical roots, philosophy, and practice of person-centered recovery, Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness is organized around the three stages of recovery—Beginnings, Moving Forward, and Leaving Your Practitioner Behind—yet still allows both the individual and practitioner to revisit any of the three stages during the ebb and flow of an individual's recovery journey. Sample recovery plans are included, covering the individual's status, personal priorities, short-term objectives, and recovery steps, and are organized around common recovery goals including: Self-advocacy Family relationships Health and wellness Community involvement Stress management Relapse prevention Personal crisis planning Transportation Social relationships Meaningful activities Life skills A companion CD-ROM provides all of the plans found in the book in an easily customizable word-processing format. Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness assists practitioners in becoming effective person-centered facilitators and advocates for recovery that meaningfully supports individuals in achieving their hopes and dreams.

Beyond Borderline

Author: John G Gunderson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 162625236X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“These survivors hit their mark in helping to change the conversation about borderline personality disorder (BPD)." —Jim Payne, former president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness This provocative book uncovers the truth about a misunderstood and stigmatized disorder, and offers an opportunity for a deeper, more empathetic understanding of BPD from the real experts—the individuals living with it. BPD affects a significant percentage of the population. It is a disorder of relationships, one whose symptoms occur most in interpersonal contexts—and thus impact any number of interpersonal connections in life. When people have BPD, they may struggle to manage their emotions on a daily basis, and have to deal with fears of abandonment, anger issues, self-injury, and even suicidality—all of which can lead to even more instability in relationships. In Beyond Borderline, two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD—including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)—team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being suicide). Beyond Borderline delves into the many ways the disorder can present—as well as the many paths to recovery—using evidence-based tools from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness meditation, metallization-based therapy (MBT), and more. BPD is a challenging disorder that impacts people’s lives and relationships in countless ways. With this book—full of intimate accounts that reflect the myriad ways BPD presents and how it affects not just those afflicted, but also their loved ones—you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the disorder and learn how to move forward on the path toward healing while dealing with BPD.

Beyond Blue

Author: Therese Borchard
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1599952734
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Therese Borchard may be one of the frankest, funniest people on the planet. That, combined with her keen writing abilities has made her Beliefnet blog, Beyond Blue, one of the most trafficked blogs on the site. BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone. Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths Based Approaches at Work

Author: Antonelle Delle Fave
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118977653
Format: PDF, Kindle
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About the editors -- About the contributors -- Foreword / by Kim Cameron -- Series preface -- Positive psychology at work / Lindsay G. Oades, Michael Steger, Antonella Delle Fave & Jonathan Passmore -- Individual approaches to positive psychology at work -- The psychology of positivity at work / Suzy Green, Michelle McQuaid, Alicia Purtell and Aylin Dulagil -- Psychological strengths at work / Robert Biswas-Diener, Todd B. Kashdan, Nadezhda Lyubchik -- Hope at work / Christian Wandeler, Susana C. Marques, & Shane J. Lopez -- Creating purpose and meaning at work / Michael F. Steger -- Optimal motivation at work / Christopher P. Niemiec, Gordon B. Spence -- Flow at work / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sonal Khosla, Jeanne Nakamura -- Mindfulness at work / Gordon Spence -- Resilience at work / Andrew Denovan, Lee Crust and Peter J. Clough -- Mental fitness at work / Paula Robinson, Lindsay G Oades -- Positive relationships at work / Sue Roffey -- Humility at work / Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Cirleen DeBlaere, & Vanessa Placares -- Compassion at work / Tim Anstiss -- Organisational approaches to positive psycholoyg at work -- Good work : a meaning centred approach / Paul T.P. Wong, Itai Ivtzan, Tim Lomas -- Workplace and organisational wellbeing / Lindsay G. Oades, Aylin Dulagil -- Positive approaches to organizational change / Stefan Cantore -- Positive approaches to leadership development / Doug MacKie -- Employee engagement / Sebastiaan Rothmann -- Job crafting / Gavin R. Slemp -- Positive approaches to mid life careers / Sung-Kyung Yoo, Hyjin Lee -- Positive organizations and maturing workers / Jeanette N. Cleveland, Gwenith G. Fisher, Kevin M. Walters -- Positive psychological assessment for the workplace / Jarden, R. Jarden -- International business applications of positive psychology -- Well-being in health professionals : positive psychology at work / Ulrich Wiesmann -- The well-being of teachers and professors / Brittany Branand, Jeanne Nakamura -- The well-being for information technology professionals / Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar -- Wellbeing at work in the arts and crafts / Antonella Delle Fave, Gaja Zager Kocjan -- Positive psychology and the agricultural sector / Lawrence Soosai-Nathan, Antonella Delle Fave -- Index