It contextualises the interventions described and provides pointers to enable the reader to explore the theory and research
Section 1 looks at assessment covering tools available in the public domain, instruments, scoring systems, norms and applications for diagnosis and measurement of symptoms, cognitive functioning, impairment and recovery
Section 2 covers the full range of therapeutic interventions and offers advice on training and supervision requirements and evaluation of process, impact and outcome
Section 3 provides manuals and programs for interventions effectively provided as group activities
Section 4 explains how to design a full programme that integrates therapeutic interventions with group programmes as well as services provided by other agencies
The book is divided into five key sections
The final section looks at peer support and self help, providing manuals and resources that support programmes and interventions not requiring professional or practitioner direction.
This manual recognises the wide-ranging impact of mental illness and its ramifications on daily life, and promotes a recovery model of psychosocial rehabilitation and aims to empower clinicians to engage their clients in tailored rehabilitation plans